Clothing

The Tschäggättä wear old clothes in-side-out, with the fur facing outwards; they also carry two sheep or goatskins over their backs and chests held in place around the loins by a leather belt on which a cow bell ("Trichla") usually hangs. Their feet are often clad in sacks that are bound around their legs to enhance the wild appearance of their clothing but also to prevent the wearers of the masks from being identified by their shoes or by their footprints in the snow. The Tschäggättä wear gloves, formerly made of "Triäm" (remnants of wool that remained in the weave). The figures wear over-sized, grotesque and sometimes brightly-painted masks made of pine, the back of which is covered with sheepskin or goatskin. A stick completes the costume.

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