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Costumi sardi CUSTOMS - Sardinia is a land rich in story and traditions. Besides its natural beauties, that make it well-known all over the world, it has numerous folkloristic aspects with ancient roots. Among the insular customs one of the most typical elements is surely the variety of local customs, different from village to village. The Sardinian traditions are particularly elaborated and multicolored.
Costumi sardi Local dresses and traditions represent a piece of Sardinian history because they derive from the Roman, eastern, Hispanic-Saracen influence and therefore they are symbols of the most different civilizations that alternated in the control of the region; this is the main reason for the heterogenic Sardinian traditions, above all of the feminine ones, which let us retrace the long history till today.
Costumi sardi DECORATIONS - Sardinian decorations are harmonized to the clothing and contribute to give it a greatest result: gold and silver buttons, rings, bracelets, necklaces, chains, dangles, amulets and clocks, taps, buckles; decorations are often realized in watermark and already in the past they agve a considerable impulse to local craftsmanship that still today is rather renowned: the goldsmith tradition is alive in several centres of the island where jewellery is still engraved to chisel and patiently beaten by hand with a hammer. A place of relief deserve the intense activities realized in coral, the red Sardinian gold, retained by the experts one of the best coral in the world.
Costumi sardi MASCULINE AND FEMININE DRESS - The typical elements of the masculine custom are the cap, the shirt, the gilet, the jacket, the "ragas", the white pants of linen, the coat, the characteristic "gabbanu" - typical of the pastoral tradition and the mastruca, a big skin capsize of sheep with wool. Besides we often find the "collettu": a coat of leather that arrives at the knee, opened in front and held by a belt of leather.