Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In the Fantastic Dress of the Notorious Straw Boys

The Secret Museum of Mankind:

During the early years of the nineteenth century sections of Ireland were overrun by one of the many terrorist gangs that have from time to time existed there, known, from their peculiar but effective grass masks, as the Straw Boys. Through these masks they could see without being recognized, and their habit of dressing as women added to their grotesque appearance

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