pernik kukeri 2011
i fell in love with bulgaria for their martenitsa… but they are keeping me interested with these wild springtime rites — baba marta and all these amazing mummers… a great piece by jhon sanders of many mouths, one stomach. grassroots festal culture forever!
there’s no more beautiful combination of great hats and beats than that in pilbong poongmul!
in our shared search for krampus lore, friend arun made contact with dompfpass thiersee on facebook. neither of us feel equal to explaining this with any authority but this seems to be a club of young men in the tyrol region of austria who perform a yearly (or constant?) perchtenlauf. and they tour.
unequaled in both headgear (that includes the “DOMPFPASS ON TOUR” knitted cap worn by one of the members) and instruments (what are those big trapezoids that hang from their necks and which they strike? and my god, those are some big bells), every single thing about this group makes me glad to be alive on earth.Source: facebook.com