Easter Processioner, Spain

Easter Processioner, Spain

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Clay figurine of an Easter processioner, collected by Una and Ken in Barcelona, Spain. 2004

"One of the most striking, and perhaps most eerie, spectacles of the festival are the Nazarenos (based on the people of Nazareth, as the name suggests) in their tall, pointy hats and matching robes with their faces completely covered, apart from their eyes. The sight of hundreds of slow-moving unidentifiable figures in these ghostly, alarming costumes can be a little unsettling… the origins [of the costume] remain a mystery but the purpose is simple–their faces are covered in mourning." (Quote Source)

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