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Coloured Boes mask

The artefact

This alder wood engraved and hand-painted mask is part of a collection of zoomorphic figures (an ox, in this case) of the traditional carrasecare, the carnival of Ottana. The mask features the typical star or rose on the forefront and stylised leafs on the cheeks, symbols of good luck.


Materiali: Wood, local varieties in Sardinia
Tecniche di lavorazione: Woodcraft in Sardinia, Decorating with traditional carving in Sardinia
Dimensioni: Width cm 60 ; Depth cm 18 ; Height cm 13
Località di produzione: Ottana

Artigiano: Franco Maritato
Settore: Wood

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