Re: [sig] Any Info on Slavic Masks?
> I have a picture of a period, leather, RussianDo you mean the Skomorokh mask? Then it was valid at least until 1480,
> Minstrels Mask. I have a book on Russian Minstrels.
> Let me know if you want particulars.
when, after the 100-Chapter Counsil, they started making Christmas
decorations out of the Skomorokhs, hanging them whenever possible.
Though, try to find anything browsing about the word "Ofenya"
(Ophenya???). They were professional traders, first of all book
traders, with their special language (for the customer NOT to
understand), rituals and all - not a city
corporation, but something in between a bunch of fellow conspirators,
family school of hidden knowledge and remnants of Skomorokh system in
later times (references to Ofenyas and their language until early XX