The mantainance of their own language seems to justify this attachment
to traditions: almost every village has its own dialect, which is different
from the near ones: in Alghero
for example they talk Catalan, while in Carloforte, the dialect is more
similar to a dialect of Liguria.
Also the customes are the result of fashions and uses developped inside
the shepherds communities, they are different from one village to another,
even if they are only some kilometres away.
You can admire the splendour
of these customes during the popular festivals where eveyone seems to
have his own life among songs, dances and plays, typically of Sardinia;
you can be surprised by the numerous participants, and by the fact that
folklore isnt a theatre, but an intense life.
The female custome
has a kerchief on the head, which characterizes the different villages;
a linen or cotton shirt, finely bent and adorned by precious sewings:
the skirt is long, usually of a dark colour. The apron is really adorned
with precoius sewings, also with golden filo. The custome is adorned
with spille, earings, golden, silver and coral necklaces and chains.
The male custome
is principally constituted by a hut, a shirt closed by some little silver
and golden buttons, a wool attire, velvet or brocade, white trousers
and a black short skirt.