The mask of Giangurgolo seems to have Neapolitan origins, but it took root in Reggio Calabria when the Sicilian nobles, fleeing the arrival of the Savoy, moved to the mainland. Apparently these ‘refugees’ tried to put on airs to avoid losing their prestige thanks to the move and the people of southern Italy that took them in had fun mocking them with caricatures of behaviour. A huge nose, and a large gabby mouth. A sword of disproportionate size and puffed trousers with the colours of the House of Aragon to underscore the haughty ways of this figure.
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