Animal Balaclavas Turn Skiers Into Cats And Lions
With winter incoming, you want to be cool – metaphorically, of course. Russian tattoo model Teya Salat has just the thing for you – animal ski masks. Now you can look like a bandit who’s extremely hip with the internet, as even a Grumpy cat balaclava is available. Ironically, the raccoon mask recreates the part of their face that looks the least like a bandit.
The name “balaclava” comes from the Crimean war. During the 1854 Battle for Balaclava (fought near Balaklava- notice the difference), the British troops were facing a cold Crimean winter. Lacking proper clothing, they were nevertheless issued hand-knitted face masks. The masks had been previously known as Uhlan or Templar caps. The battle also saw the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade.