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.
"The Magic Doll of Roumania", illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham
Anorak Magazine - Blog - Vintage Stuff: Romanian Masks
Capra (The Goat) is a long standing winter tradition where young men accompany The Goat to their neighbour's doorsteps and dance and sing to bring mirth and wealth to the homesteads. The people reward them in exchange with specially prepared food, wine and sweet baked goods.