09 January 2010

behind a mask

Farsang is
an annual
of the
and Szecklers

It is about scaring away the Winter.

People create these scary but well structured masks by hand:
they usually carve the face (wood), braid their hair and beard (woolen), and paint their scary character.

It is a mysterious tradition!
I like the masks. I am entitled to say, that they represent the folk art very well.
This is tradition. A kind of religion.
Do not ask! ...just respect the thoughts behind the carnival.
... the thoughts behind the Mask.
Further infos on wiki: Farsang.

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