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Roitschaeggaetae Mask. Loetsch Valley, Wallis Canton, Switzerland. Young men would wear these masks, which they carved themselves, and dress in mottled furs covered in a mixture of soot, blood and manure, and then chase the frightened villagers. The mask is also called a Shrovetide mask.
German executioners mask. People in the old times believed that a person who was sentenced to death and led to the execution could give a curse through their facial expression. The executioner wore a mask to protect himself. At first the criminal was blindfolded and the executioner wore a mask which covered his face.