Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Fascination of Masks

This is truly interesting. Had a chance to see 365 Krampus (demons) do a walk in Zams, Tirol, in Austria. Creatures in hideous to plain silly masks came in droves, from different parts of Tirol, to participate in this run, on a real cold saturday evening.

Apart from the boyish fascination I have of cultural events such as this, it makes me wonder. Every where in the world, almost in every ethnicity, you see something to do with masks.. with this need to be someone else... someone you are not! I wonder what led us to do this, and how did that transition happen, from being just social food gatherers to trying to be someone else!

Thats really interesting, isn't it?


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