An unexpected accordion player greeted me at the cortas apertas in Tonara, Sardinia. He was kind in allowing me to photograph him while he played melodic tunes on his grandfather’s old musical instrument.
Sardinia, Italy is a magical island filled with mysterious charm that is proud to show an infinite detail to each costume representing each town on the island. The island women have for centuries hand stitched their stunning traditional garb to the finest deep detail. Follow me on a photo montage of Sardinia’s traditional costume from Tonara.
Traditional Dress from Tonara, Sardinia
Woman’s Dress from Tonara
Looking deep at the infinite detail
Charms and Jewels from Tonara
Deep into handmade detail
Infinite timeless colours
Striking deep details
Detail of the finest caliber on hand stitched dress
Colourful woven detail on a traditional head scarf
D.H. Lawrence said it perfectly in his 1921 travel memoir Sea and Sardinia:
“Sardinia is another thing. Much wider, much more ordinary, not up-and-down at all, but running away into the distance. Unremarkable ridges of moor-like hills running away, perhaps to a bunch of dramatic peaks on the southwest. This gives a sense of space … lovely space about one, and traveling distances-nothing finished, nothing final. It is like liberty itself … ” D.H. Lawrence. Sea and Sardinia. 1921.
Lines of the Gallura
Patterns & Lines of Anglona
Lines inside a petrified tree
To me, Sardinia is an island filled with striking coastlines and impressive interiors. She’s also my home.