Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Hi there, Margret from Pinehaven2 here, I am posting a few mummers costumes, and thought you might want to know a little about these fabulous Philly Phenoms.
It all started about 400 BC. when mummers started "strutting" their stuff. In Philly our mummers parade has been marching since 1901.
The music is pure string band and there are wonderful songs that have become part of the american lexicon that our very own mummers created, such as "I'm looking over a four leaf clover".
So if you dont have anything to do this new years, spend some time watching our mummers, on computer, or tv. They are worth watching.
I am honored to carry some of the costumes used in various years from one of the oldest foremost string band divisions we have. Hope you enjoy the extravagance. If you would like to purchase one of these mosey on over to my Etsy store and have a little look