European Folk mask. Parau, Romania. Wool yarn with cloth, fur and beans. A style of traditional Christmas or New Year mask from the area of Transylvania. It is almost flat and has no eye holes, it was to be held by hand in front of the face.
Romanian Traditional Folk Art Embroidery
Romanian Folk Art pattern - Ciprian Vrabie
European masks - Romanian Folk Mask, Bucovina, Romania
The „Goat” (Capra) dance is an ancient romanian tradition. Throughout the season, teenagers and young adults especially enjoy caroling with the „Goat”. The „Goat” is actually a usually boisterous young person dressed up in a goat costume. The whole group dances through the streets and from door to door, often with flute music. This tradition comes from the ancient Roman people and it reminds us of the celebration of the ancient Greek gods.