This is just how they celebrate Easter in some sectors of Spain, and it looks very, very strange to American eyes. These are penitents celebrating Holy Week, leading up to Easter, and they’ve been dressing up like this for nearly 500 years (well before the KKK gave the look a bad reputation).
First fox tails & feathers, now the forest of fashion brings us SpiritHoods. Take this quiz to discover your inner fuzzy-eared animal.
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“Ms. Ruth” is a 58-year-old seamstress who sews hoods and robes for the Ku Klux Klan. She works 12 hours a day and uses all the proceeds to care for her quadriplegic daughter. Check out the fascinating photoessay and audio interviews with Ms. Ruth.
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