16/10/2012

Maschere del Carnevale Sardo Carnival Masks of Sardinia

Carnival Masks of Sardinia

Maschere del Carnevale Sardo

Masques de Carnaval de la Sardaigne

*

These carnivals

still reflect

the echo

and represents the archetipycs symbols of the ancient

pagan rites.

Follow a short description of some of these, body and facial masks, the connection with the iconography of some of the so called 'primitive masks' of the Himalayas it's edident, especially if compared with the 'Merdule's black grotesque masks.

****

AUSTIS

CARNIVAL MURAVERA

2007

Photo

Sergio Bertolini

*********************

Merdule

2215029208_cff171d00a_o[1].jpg

The Merdules

 wear a facial anthropomorphic, grotesque mask.

2214324599_6cbb46a1ff_o[1].jpg

Muravera Carnival 2007

Sardinia Italy

2206447878_88d235fb4d_o[1].jpg

****************************************

SOS BOES AND MERDULES

2214341951_a65a85f1ba_o[1].jpg

The action of the two masks is carried out in a complementary way, in fact, while, the ox tries to leap, in a wild and impetuous way, of those who met, attempting to overwhelm, the Merdule strives to hold it with the rope that keeps it bound.

***************

SOS MAMUTHONES

Mamoiada Carnival

2216551954_aec3d074cc_o[1].jpg

The Mamuthones

move in two parallel rows, flanked by the

Issohadores

very slowly, bent under the weight of the bells, and at equal intervals giving everyone a shot of shoulder to shake and to play the entire stuff.

 

*********************

COLONGANO

Austis Carnival

2214326236_3ae552f76c_o[1].jpg

Unlike other forms of the masks of the Barbagia area, the body masks of Austis have on the shoulder bones of animals that in the cadenced rhythm of the dance produce a dull sound less strong than the one of the bells.

The head part of the masks have fox or marten skins.

This character is also armed with sticks and pitchforks, shaked continuosly.

**********************

URTZU

Austis Carnival

2213544749_f8eef3fb3a_o[1].jpg

Sacrifical victim:

S'URTZU

it's the mask

with the boar's head.

********************

SOS THURPOS

Orotelli Carnival

2209423625_9b3874b743_o[1].jpg

Sos Thurpos de Oroteddi

carnival mask representing

'the blind'

the two people blacken each other's face

with the soot of burnt cork.

Their faces are hidden behind the hood

of the

gabbanu

heavy coat of woolen worn by shepards in the cold seasons and 'lent' for the carnival scene dominated by the black of the faces and of the clothings.

Above the gabbanu they carry over their shoulders a belt of bells, under they wear a velvet dress.

***********************************

SU BUNDU

Orani Carnival

2207705726_7fa12f7985_o[1].jpg

Bundu is a creature half human and half beef,

the red color of the mask that covered his face in its origin was obtained  with ox blood, while their pitchfork,

'on trivuthu'

symbolized the rural origins.

**************************

S'URTZU

Samugheo Carnival

2217743845_0ba434aacd_o[1].jpg

This Mask has the head of a goat.

The masks of the Samugheo carnival are:

Su Mamutzones

 masks coveres of goat's skin, with big horns on high cork's hats, bells on the body, the faces darked by black soot.

They dance around

s'Urtzu,

a mask half goat half man while

Omadore

torments him until his sacrifice.

This carnival still reflects the echo and represents the archetipyc  symbols of the ancient pagan rites.

*************************

Ethnoflorence 

The Tribal Arts a cross Cultural Heritage

Project

2012

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Les commentaires sont fermés.