CARNIVAL IN OROTELLI
In Barbagia there are many traditions which still reveal the endless aspects of a centuries old culture.
During carnival daily history becomes myth, an extraordinary event, an immortalized rite, an appointment that can not be missed.
Even in Orotelli the dark and soot faced sos thurpos beckons in a mysterious way. A carnival that has to be seen.
- THE MASKS
sos thurpos, the “blind men” with their blackened faces
- THE SCENE
they mime farming scenes and they throw themselves on the crowd…
- ORIGINS AND MEANINGS
a mime show of farming and ovine life
- POINTS OF INTEREST
the ancient “porcupine” mask
- PHOTO GALLERY
by Salvatore Corrias
photos by Antonio Dessì