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.

One Comment

  • Calla

    Thank you so much for your website and the amazing masks you introduce as to. My autistic son is very interested in masks and enjoys your website. Recently he has become very interested in old masks from Europe and he especially likes seeing these masks from Germany. I am German and some of these masks remind me of my childhood. The old witches masks for example. So it’s fun exploring this world of masks with my son.

    Do you have any other resources you can think of that I should explore with my son? I would greatly appreciate recommendations.

    Thank you

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