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The Peasant

The society of the Paysans (peasants) is considered a 'fantasy' society, and stems from the Collège Notre-Dame de Bon Secours in Binche.

The peasant's costume is more sober than that of the Gille: a blue smock decorated with white sleeves, white pants, slim shoes embellished with wrinkled ribbon, white gloves and a 'ramon' that differs from the Gille's. The Paysan generally wears a hat decorated with 2 white ostrich feathers and long, white ribbons. He also wears a 'barette' and a large white textile square under the chin. Finally, the peasant also wears a mask that is similar to the Gille's mask but without the moustache and beard.

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