The Heritage – Issohadores
Acrylic on canvas 24″x48″.
This painting represents the Issohadores, a traditional mask of the Mamoiada Carnival (Barbagia-Sardinia).
They wear a linen shirt and a red cloth jacket; across their body, they wear a leather bandoleer adorned with brocade and some bronze or brass bells.
They put their white linen or cotton trousers inside the orbace gaiters.
A triangular woman’s shawl is tied up at their hips; the ancient Sardinian masculine headgear is supported by a colored headscarf tied up to their chin.
They carry a long rope that gives its name to the character. Some Issohadores wear a white wooden anthropomorphic mask with a severe look or an enigmatic smile.
Together with the Mamuthones, they stage a mysterious dance, the most important part of the Parade.
$55.00 – $5,000.00
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