Once a year in the villages of Kakheti in eastern Georgia, men sew their own clothes. They cut lambskin leather and colorful ribbons; they make huge masks studded with pumpkin seeds to imitate horns and teeth.

Far away on the other side of Georgia in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region, men put on women’s clothes and dresses, braid their hair, and apply makeup. They then walk into the center of the village to celebrate and improvise a play.

This festival is called Berikaoba.

2 thoughts on “Berikaoba”

    1. Hello, before the easter fasting. Dates vary anytime from january 7th till March. Nice meet you. I moved to Tbilisi too. First from the US to Estonia and then to Tbilisi.

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