Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Mounaques are life-size dolls, made with rags and hay, typical of the village of Campan (Hautes- Pyrénées).
They are dressed in clothes and represent men, women and children in daily life.
Every summer, from July to September, Mounaques are exhibited in the streets, on balconies or in gardens of houses in the village of Campan.
Traditions in Campan are strong and (like wearing berets) the Mounaques are still made in the same way as the forefathers did; it takes some 6 hours per model.