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A behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the Sartiglia, a yearly jousting and equestrian festival in Oristano on the island of Sardinia.
Sartiglia: The Cockades
A master seamstress sews the festival cockades by hand.
Sartiglia: The Stars
A craftsman designs metal stars that the equestrians will attempt to spear.
Sartiglia: The Farmers' Guild President
The President of the Farmers' Guild curates the festival and appoints a leader for the parade on Sunday.
Sartiglia: The Carpenters' Guild President
The President of the Carpenters' Guild curates the festival and appoints a leader of the parade on Tuesday.
Sartiglia: The Procession
The coordinator of music for the parade prepares his group for the Sartiglia.
Sartiglia: The Trumpeter
Stirring trumpet fanfares underscore key moments in the festival.
Sartiglia: The Vet
Veterinarians ensure the horses in the procession are in good health.
Sartiglia: Sa Massaia Manna
The family of the Componidori apply the finishing touches to his costume.
Sartiglia: Sa Priorissa
The Priorissa helps prepare the women for the procession.
Sartiglia: The Componidori of the Farmers' Guild
The Componidori speaks on his bond with his companions and the tasks he manages as he prepares for the Sartiglia.
Sartiglia: The Componidori of the Carpenters' Guild
The Componidori of the Carpenters' Guild gets ready for the honorary spearing of the star.
Sartiglia: The President of the Sartiglia Institute
We follow Luigi Cozzoli, president of the Sartiglia Institute, who discusses his role and involvement with the ancient festival.