After the sauna, red wool socks are put on to protect the sauna from the return of troubles and diseases that have found relief in the sauna. In Võromaa there is belief, that trouble and disease humans get in form the feet and leaves from the head. Also, read woollen socks keep your feet warm.
Old Võromaa’s smoke sauna tradition is on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO).
Socks are hand knitted by local women.