Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bulgaria: Mummers

Mummers ("kukeri" in Bulgarian), are men folk artists during festival, held at the end of the winter, before Lent. Costumes, covering most of the body, with decorated wooden masks of animals (somethimes double faced) and heavy metal bells attached to the belt. Dances performed in order to scare away evil spirits with costumes and sound of bell ringing, so that year would be rich and fruitful. Card shows Mummers costumes from different regions of Bulgaria.

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