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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.

Giclée Fine Art print available.

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