The Brkini region is a unique region, where the Shrovetide custom called ‘škoromatenje’ lasts from Saint Stephen’s Day (26th of December), when the boys gather in the village tavern and agree on which ‘škoromat’ will be which, until Ash Wednesday. Škoromati is a common name for the Brkinje costumes, which are most active in Hrušica and Podgrad.
The most important person in the procession is ‘poberin’ , who is not wearing a costume and collects offerings. He is accompanied by ‘poberini’, which are picturesquely dressed up, the most distinctive being the headdress, which is pointed and decorated with paper flowers and colourful ribbons. They are dressed in fur and wear white long underpants over their trousers, decorated at the sides with blue or red ribbons. Around their waists they wear cowbells, but only two or three of them have horse harness bells.  In their hands they hold a so-called ‘krobalja’, a stick with a curled handle. The procession also includes a ‘škopit’, ‘cunder’, two couples in white, a ‘pelühar’, a blackbird, a gypsy and a gypsy woman, a doctor, and others.
  • Title of work: Brkinski škoromat
  • Technique: graphics
  • External dimensions of the folder: 27 x 19 cm
  • Limited edition 73/100
  • The outer dimension of the frame: 24 x 30 cm
  • Limited edition 88/100
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