Franco Maritato Caratza

In Ottana, Franco Maritato, an expert carver, is a dedicated artist who creates traditional local carnival masks, the caratza, tangible manifestations of the ancient tales and myths. Creating a caratza requires inspiration and listening skills, because "the ancestors send the vision of a man or animal's face, so that the sculptor was inspired to pick up the piece of wood so full of imagination and transform it with skilled strokes." Made of alder wood, carved and hand painted, these masks are artisan expressions of the highest quality, and very evocative.

Franco Maritato Caratza

Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm
Piazza S. Antonio, 6, Ottana, NU, Italia - +39 346 2146234 - http://www.caratzas.info

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