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VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

"Bulgarian bride"

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


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Object:"Bulgarian bride"
Description:Half length studio shot of a woman wearing traditional clothes and a richly decorated headdress with two strings of coins coming down across her face. Her hair is braided into small braids which also partly cover her face. The woman is adorned with earrings, coin necklaces, and a belt with metal buckles. The front of her shirt is decorated with coins as are the shirt sleeves. The woman is wearing a leather vest.
Comment:Title is a translation of the given by the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art title in German: "Bulgarische Braut." Related photograph is published under the title "From Sofia District" in the Bulgarian Almanac of 1894.
Date:Not before 1878, Not after 1894
Creator:Stojanović/Karastoyanov, Anastas Nikolov or Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov or Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Image: 133mm x 97mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
300 Adornment
360 Settelments > 369 Urban and Rural Life
Bibliography:Balgarski Almanah, 1894, 73.
Copyright:Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde
Archive:The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Inv. No.: ÖMV/pos/15237
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Barbara Derler, Anelia Kassabova