Bulgarian folklore characters “KUKER”

260,00

Illustration
36 x 50 cm

Fine art digital printing, on Hahnemühle – William Turner* cotton paper.

This print is an authentic limited edition print of an original work by the artist available exclusively through by MADEIN.BG. Edition number refers to limited (up to 30) edition prints for this dimension.­
All copyright and further reproduction rights are retained by the artist.

* Hahnemühle William Turner is a watercolor cotton paper and impresses with its unique feel and texture. The fine but strong felt structure of the real handmade paper gives photos and art reproductions impressive depth and three-dimensionality.

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Rolled – This artwork will be delivered rolled in a dent-resistant tube.

Author: Rafaila Raikova


Description

Kukeri (singular: kuker) are elaborately costumed Bulgarian men, and sometimes women, who perform traditional rituals intended to scare away evil spirits. The costumes cover most of the body and include decorated wooden masks of animals (sometimes double-faced) and large bells attached to the belt. Around New Year and before Lent, the kukeri dance through villages to scare away evil spirits with their costumes and the sound of their bells. They are also believed to provide a good harvest, health, and happiness to the village during the year.

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