The town of Ottana in the Nuoro region is known for its traditional carnival costumes. The Sos Boes (oxen), who wear wooden masks with long horns, run riot through the crowd while the Sos Merdules (peasants) try to control them with ropes and sticks.
Sardinia – Been There

Can a return to tradition revive Sardinia’s fortunes?

Photo by Francesco Pistilli

Sardinia – Been There Can a return to tradition revive Sardinia’s fortunes?

Franco Maritato, from Sardinia, is in his late 30s. I meet him in his shop, called Caratzas, where he carves and sells Merdules, the traditional carnival masks from Ottana.

Teo Butturini
Teo Butturini Travel Writer

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