The Sacred Thresh

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The Sacred Thresh © Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina, Archive Carnival King of Europe
18 minutes / Colour / 2016
Directed by
Michele Trentini

Anthropologist Giovanni Kezich

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