Sa domu de su Re

The story of Ettore and Caterina

It is difficult to love when your surname carries your destiny. It is difficult to see each other, meet and find one another.
It is difficult for a Corraine to love a Cossu. Actually, it’s impossible!
Worse than the Capulets and the Montagues.

The Corraines and the Cossus have hated each other for decades and no relationship between them is allowed.

This is an unwritten law. However, Ettore Cossu and Caterina Corraine love each other madly since they were kids and no one can come between them.

Nothing can make them change their minds, not their respective families, not the dishonour, nor the alleged “balentìa” that should animate the soul of every good Sardinian who respects himself.

Ettore is not like that. Ettore loves and is loved with passion, tenacity and devotion from Caterina and far be it from him to renounce his love at the cost of being thought of as a traitor.

And so they decide to escape from their families to fulfill their dream opposed to too much violence.

They take refuge in Meilogu, the so-called middle ground and make their residence in a palace called “sa domu de su re”, the Nuraghe of Sant’Antine which from the bronze age had been home to great dynasties.

Ettore and Caterina bring with them only what is most dear to them. Dresses, knitwear, capes and jackets which to them means love of beauty, colour and tradition.
Antonio Marras women's wear Fall Winter 22
To love each other among the fields covered with asphodels and daffodils, cistus and heather, the two lovers wear yellow knits, inlaid with teal, they are furry and enveloping, because there is need to keep warm and to love each other.

Wearing celeste coloured clothes decorated with florals, they run among the olive and strawberry trees, the scotch broom, the mastic tree and the myrtle to keep the flock together and to reach the black sheep, which by assonance they consider the one closest to them.

They also use jacquard knits decorated in rigorous traditional motive which recall home carpets known as “pibiones” a Sardinian textile woven with skill and knowledge.

They wear knitwear with the symbol of the 4 moors because identity is important and must be respected. Against the backdrop of the majestic Nuraghe they lay down wearing camouflage clothes to blend in with nature both to hide and not disturb the peace that reigns supreme.

The kids love each other madly and they play among those ancient stones that have seen an alternation of extraordinary people and skilled artisans.

They wear pinstriped, checked and damask suits to mix and make everything peaceful. Caterina loves to wear precious and shiny garments to call in the rays of the sun.
Antonio Marras Man's wear Fall Winter 22
To shine and to shout out her own joy to the wind, the joy of one who loves despite everything. A milky white velvet suit, large coats in soft faux fur, long and precious wool lace dresses to simulate the much desired wedding dress.

Coming down from the Nuraghe of Santu Antine, taking the second dirt road on the left, after the junction for the Holy Spirit, then passing through the flyover and keeping right, Caterina and Ettore arrive in a magical place and play wife and husband in the church of Santu Jolzi.

There they change clothes, and out of respect of history they wear black and rigorous garments with precious embroideries and inlays.

The church rises above a limestone counter where there are many Domus de Janas, the houses of the fairies, the ones who baptize children, love them, defend them and protect them from all evil.

In the Doums de Janas Caterina and Ettore are safe, free to love one another and to concentrate on their bright future.
Antonio Marras women's wear Fall Winter 22