Instruments and properties

Whips

Whips

The sheep whips too requires special skill. It must be swung because of their length and its weight with both hands and large strength from on the right to the left. With the wagoner whips the "Chruetzlistreich" is demonstrated. It applies in-handles swung whip from the rear over the heading to snap forward and again back-slides to leave.

The "Iffelen"

The "Iffelen"

The origin of the Iffelen or Infuln, the probably most obvious Requist kissing figure eight of the Klaus chase, is unknown. One knows that they were already carried before one hundred years. Making Iffelen developed to a true people art. All are diverse and differently these works of art. In motives and color combination hardly boundaries are set to the designers, and also the size can vary of one half meter up to over two meters. On the front the figure of the St. Nikolaus and on the rear side a cross and as the further Christian character the letters JHS are the traditional representations. Rosetten, tapes and girlanden complete the picture.

Have a look at our "Iffelen" inventory in our gallery.

The Music

The Music

The music instruments are indispensable during the Klaus chase for playing the impressive Klaus melody. Without this lasting triad the removal is no longer conceivable. The Klaus melody is played since 1912. Real popularity attained it however only in the 20's, when those supported kissing figure eight it a mockery of words. At unpleasantly memory of de Bezirksammann Klemenz Ulrich, mentioned "Bodefridimänz", which had intervened during its time of government from 1920 to 1924 several times energetically against the excrescences of the Klaus chase, one sang same on the simple tone sequence and sings one on her to today: "Mänz, Mänz, Mänz! Bodefridimänz!" Today this triad is to the brand name Küssnacht of the Klaus chase become.

The Bells

The Bells

Originally for the Klaus chase simple cow bells were used. Later large Treicheln could be made in the Western part of Switzerland and at the Vorarlberg. Also at Küssnacht craftsmen endeavored to make special Senten for Klaus hunters. From the Muotathal those originate knocking, which are noticeable by the salient short tone.

The Horns

The Horns

At the conclusion of the removal follow over 150 hornblowers. On cow horns they produce a monotonous noise in imperturbable rhythm: twice briefly, once long.