Festive Folk: An Atlas of Carnival and Costumes by Rob Flowers
Devilish cattle thieves, flower festooned kings, green goggle wearing Belgians - we have entered the weird and wonderful world of Festival Folk, a book which tours us around the customs and costumes of some of the world's most bizarre (and incredible) carnivals and festivals. Brilliantly brought to life by illustrator Rob Flowers, this is a bold and bright delight which will tickle adults and kids alike. There are pages on festival themes (big heads, devil masks, straw bears... all the usual), a chronology of festival events through the year and even an atlas to show you where it all goes on. From ancient Greece to Whittlesea, this book is a treasure trove of marvellous oddities.
Nb: We have a Rob Flowers scratch and sniff sweatshirt which comes out once a year and smells of Christmas. customs eh?