Festival Folk: An Atlas of Carnival Customs and Costumes (Hardcover)

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By Rob Flowers (Illustrator)
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Funky illustrations and little known world festivities—this book is full of the strange and wonderful.

— Hannah


All around the world there are festivals that reach back through the sands of time to medieval carnival traditions, and beyond. The festivals in this book are often little known outside their locale and they are all characterised by spectacular costumes and compellingly bizarre rituals. The Jarramplas of Piornal, Spain is a spooky devil character dressed in rags, who is pelted by two tons of turnips every year. In Japan, the Kasedori wear a suit of straw and run barefoot through the snow as villagers douse them in freezing water to protect their houses from fire. The Courir de Mardi Gras is a lesser known cousin of the New Orleans carnival, in which members of rural Louisiana communities dress in Medieval French jester costumes and chase down chickens thrown from the roofs of local farmsteads.

About the Author

Rob Flowers has a bold, humorous style, that has led to work with clients including Camden Brewery, DC Shoes, Nike and House of Holland. He has received much praise in It's Nice That, Creative Review and Dezeen. This is his first book.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781908714572
ISBN-10: 1908714573
Publisher: Cicada Books
Publication Date: April 30th, 2019
Pages: 128
Language: English