ZANNIS

Zannis XVIII

Natural color leather mask patined in black

CAPITANO

without

moustache
U$S 120

BIG-NOSED

Zanni
U$S 80

"NOSY"

Zanni

U$S 80



ZANNIS - XVIII

They come from Bergamo . Regularly coarse , poor and ignorant ; ingenuous , fool and hardworking ; if they are inteligent , they are villainous and thieves . The "Zanni" represents the emigrant peasants , those who settled down in cities ; they used to be land slaves but then became servants in port-cities.
They remain attached to their culture , specially their pagan feasts and traditions , their dances , clothes and half-masks . They are wonderfully depicted in "Balli de Sfessania" J.Callotīs drawings.
From those primitive zannis they īll derive mostly of the Commedia italianaīs characters.





 
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