WISHING YOU ALL A VERY
HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.
The doll below is a BULGARIAN, JANUARY 1st. Kukeri Festival Doll. (INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DOUBLE-SIDED DOLL, BELOW):
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DOLL:
This information was given to me by the Salesman in the shop, from where I purchased the doll in Bulgaria in 2003.
The men dress in these outfits on January 1st. to scare away the "dark forces". The bells these dancers wear, are sheep bells and a real male dancer wears a total of 35 kilos of bells to dance with! Everything about the dance is based on the bells. The costume is made of sheepskin.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
STAY SAFE AND WELL!