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"Bulgarian folk dance"

"Bulgarian folk dance", © The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Artenlarge


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Object:"Bulgarian folk dance"
Description:Full length studio group portrait of four girls and two boys, all in traditional attire, in front of a painted canvas backdrop, which creates the illusion of the scene being set in a park. The four girls and one of the boys are standing in a half circle, holding on to each other's belts. They are all wearing traditional peasant shoes (tsarvuli), and the belts of two of the girls are decorated with coins. Three of the girls are wearing flowers in their hair. A boy sitting on a cushion in front of the group is playing the flute.
Comment:Title is a translation of the given by the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art title in German: "Bulgarischer Bauerntanz." Part of the women's attires are identical with those in VASE.00214 und VASE.00451.
Date:Not before 1878
Creator:Stojanović/Karastoyanov, Anastas Nikolov or Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov or Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Image: 99mm x 136mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
300 Adornment
360 Settelments > 369 Urban and Rural Life
530 Arts > 533 Music
530 Arts > 534 Musical Instruments
530 Arts > 535 Dancing
Copyright:Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde
Archive:The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Inv. No.: ÖMV/pos/15236
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Barbara Derler, Anelia Kassabova