World of Ethno
Bolivia

Bolivia

Bolivia

Bolivia

”Fallera” dress,Valencia,Spain

”Fallera” dress,Valencia,Spain

Navratri festival,India

Navratri festival,India

India

India


Schleicherlaufen Festival, Austria
Photograph by Melissa Farlow
The streets of Telfs, Austria, are transformed into a mystical world of Schleicher (skulkers), wilden (savages), and other costumed creatures who parade through town once  every five years for the Schleicherlaufen festival just before the  beginning of Lent. Documented evidence of Schleicherlaufen dates to the  15th century, but the festival may well have older roots in the rituals  of pre-Christian peoples in Austria’s Tyrol region.