Timm Buckley is now in his 14th season as a terrifying Krampus. For almost all that time, he has been refining his skills in creating and restoring masks. With his creations, Timm Buckley is carrying on an ancient tradition while also introducing modern and innovative ideas into his work.
This custom harks back to a time in which people spent the long nights around Christmas up to 6 January trying to curb the nefarious deeds of evil spirit. The period of “Rauhnächte”, or “smoke nights”, begins on the feast day of St. Thomas, on 21 December, and continues until 6 January. Local people celebrate this tradition in various regions of Bavaria