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MASK CEREMONIAL SU BOE OTTANA SARDINIA ITALY

MASK CEREMONIAL SU BOE OTTANA SARDINIA ITALY

 

Artist: Graziano Viale

Type: Sardinian Masks

Size: cm 14 x cm 40

Availability: Available

Price: $ 158.89

MASK CEREMONIAL SU BOE OTTANA SARDINIA ITALY

MASK CEREMONIAL SU BOE OTTANA SARDINIA ITALY

Su Boe Ottana cm 14 x cm 40

TRADITIONAL MASKS OF SARDINIA FROM OTTANA(NUORO) AT OTTANA THE CARNIVAL IS CHARACTERISED BY THE SOS MERDULES AND “SOS BOES”: ANTROPOMORPHOUS AND ZOOMORPHOUS MASKS WHICH TOGETHER REPRESENT THE CIVILISED WORLD

The costume of Merdules represents a rough, humpbacked and uncouth cattleman wearing sheep pelts. His face is hidden by a grotesque anthropomorphous mask which is called sa carazza. It is almost always made of wild pear-tree and sometimes is adorned with carvings and colored flourishing engraved on its surface..

DESCRIPTION : MASCHERA SU BOE DI OTTANA ARTIST : GRAZIANO VIALE LENGTH CM 40

" BREADTH CM 14 -

MATERIAL CUOIO -LEATHER THIS AN EXCELLENT QUALITY ITALIAN MADE BY THE CRAFTSEMEN OF GRAZIANO VIALE IN SARDINIA (ITALY) NEW NEVER USED mask used in theater

Between past and present, magic and religion, drama and comedy, the orgins of masks date back to millenia ago, and are rooted in humans´ special desire to change their identies and plunge into a fantasy world. Therefore, a mask exhibit can be a fascinating instrument for tracing the evolution of epochs and peoples - an ideal mirror reflecting cultures and traditions. GRAZIANO VIALE has researched and studied the evolution of masks in the Mediterranean culture for many years. He was born in Northern Italy, but has been living in Sardinia for several years, conducting a specific research on Phoenician-Punic ritual masks as well as traditional Sardinian masks, benefitting from fertile international contacts covering all art forms, and especially the European theater - both classical and avant-garde. By now a much sought-after guest at various international festivals - including Avignon, Nancy, Bremen, Goslar, and Gerona - Viale is presently co-operating with Italian theatrical groups (Verona, Como, Belluno, Forlì...), and also developing cultural initiatives in Italian schools through seminars and workshops on the history and manufacture of leather masks.

 
 
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