Europe

Rottweiler fool’s mask

Q: In Rottweil, a small town in the South of Germany, they have every year in February a procession with traditional old masks. It’s called the “Rottweiler fool’s procession.” Axel, 1551

A: Thank you. I found a photo on the internet of this event. Also, on May 4, 2018, I posted mask #1354 which was described as follows:

TITLE: Fasnet Gschell Mask
COUNTRY: Germany
SUBREGION: Rottweil
ETHNICITY: Swabian German
DESCRIPTION: Gschell Narro
MAKER: Helmut Kramer
CEREMONY: Fasnet (Carnival)
AGE: ca. 1970s-1980s
MATERIAL: wood, paint

You can access two nice close-ups of these famous masks on this website.

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