The Maramures mask is the result of a combination of archaic and contemporary artistic elements. Refusing to observe the rules which are strictly indispensable in other domains of Maramures folk art, the masks permit a free display of the talent and imagination of every author fully proving the inventive, effervescent spirit, the fine humour of the Maramures peasant. The Maramures dances with masks, originating in the common original fund of the civilisation and culture in the Carpatho-Danubian area, but coming down to the present with successive changes of function and continually laying stress on the spectacular aspects, delight both the dancers, as it gives free rein to the display of their fancy, and the people watching them, because they satisfy and stimulate their imagination, while on the occasion of the New Year's holidays, they call forth everybody's good humour, and vigorous optimism.
goatdance, beardance m.m.
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