The Sacred Thresh

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2016 / 18 minutes

Directed by
Michele Trentini
Anthropologist
Country of production
Italy
Series
Carnival King of Europe

After ploughing and sowing, there follows harvesting and threshing, with a very dignified threshing squad ritually touring the village inns.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 4 SPEEDING THE PLOUGH. An old plough is the protagonist of the ancient masquerade in a number of European settings, where some explicit reference to ancient agrarian rituals is brought into play.

Films included in DVD 4: A Rite on the Run: the Blùmari of Benecija (10 minutes), One day in Lancova Vas (9 minutes), One day in Chelnik (13:30 minutes), A good day in Sharnford. God Speed the Plough! (14 minutes), Speeding the Plough in Stilfs (21:30 minutes), The Sacred Thresh (18 minutes).

Region
Central Europe
Country
Austria
Keywords
Festivals / Carnival Folklore