Costume gang

Text from the book:

“Masked figures from the “Wilde Jagd” Christmas folklore festivity in Salzburg, Austria. These festivities originate through the Perchtenlaufen custom, a period when the fearsome witch Perchta, who envies happily married couples, roams the villages. Processions of horribly masked figures armed with sticks and clubs meet throughout the festivity to chase the witch away.”

25th April 2010 Edit – This picture is from Masks, Face Coverings and headgear by Norman Laliberté and Alex Mogelon

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