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BG27 Bk75   $19.  2 copies left

The Mystery of Life: Bulgarian Family and Calendar Customs and Rituals, 19th to 20th century

Nadezhda Teneva, National Ethnograpic Museum, Sofia 2002

softcover 7¼" x 11¾"   55pp

  • English text
  • beautifully illustrated with museum artifact photos
  • religion, patron saints, birth, initiations, marriage
  • health & healing, death
  • calendar customs, folk art
  • old Bulgarian costume map

BG27-bk94    $12.50    3 copies

Български Народнен Календар  /  Bulgarian Folk Calendar

Rachko Popov    Sofia 2006 

6" x 8¼" softcover

  • color photos
  • Bulgarian text
  • customs & holidays through the year

BG24 bk11   $15.  1 copy left

ИЗКУСТВО И НАРОДЕН ОБИЧАЙ

Art & Folk Customs

Lozinka Yordanova, Sofia 2002

103pp     8¼" x 10¼" softcover

  • text in Bulgarian
  • glossy cover didn't photo well
  • color photographs, color drawings
  • topics include customs, calendar & family rituals, holidays

 

BG24 Bk35    $16.    2 copies

From Birth to Bethrothal:

Customs and Rituals of Bulgarians

Lozinka Yordanova,   Sofia 2004

5¾" x 8½” softcover    86pp

  • stages of maturing & traditional socilization
  • related artifacts & artistic valuables for rites & rituals
  • in BG with English summary
  • very interesting color photos

BG27–bk89   $9.50    2 copies

ОБРЕДНО ИЗКУСТВО / ARTE  RITUAL/ RITUAL ART

National Ethnographic Museum  

31 pp   5¾” x 8½" softcover

  • Bulgarian, Spanish, English text
  • color photos from museum collections
  • artifacts associated with magic & religious beliefs
  • cover: votive hand, 19th c
  • below: amulet, Haskovo 19th c                                       

 

 

BG27-109    $16.50                      

НАРОДНО ПРИЛОЖНО ИЗКУСТВО 

Applied Folk Art   

Lozinka Yordanova

Sofia 1974, out of print

6" x 7” hardcover, 183pp

  • linen hardcover, faded gold lettering
  • no dust jacket
  • text in Bulgarian
  • vintage photos, both b&w and color  

       

BG28 bk20  $10.00   1 copy left

Bulgaria Museum Towns  

8¼" x 11¼"  softcover picture book  33pp

   

  • English text
  • beautiful color photos
  • double page spread for Nessebur, Sozopol, Koprivshtitsa, Arbanassi, Bansko, Melnik
  • plus 8 more towns
  • plus Bulgarian traditions & cuisine

BG28 bk25  $7.50      3 copies

Regional Ethnographic Museum, Plovdiv     

9¼" x 6½" softcover booklet, 18pp

  • agriculture, crafts, textiles & clothing, ritual objects
  • furniture & interiors, musical instruments
  • beautifully illustrated with museum artifacts
  • back cover: urban under clothing, late 19th- early 20th

BG7 bk 18   $12.    2 copies 

Kapanski & Hertsoi Textiles, Razgrad, District, Bulgaria

7¼" x 7" softcover booklet, 22pp     Sofia 1980

  • 2 ethnic groups, Kapanski & Hertsoi
  • explanation in Bulgarian, French, Russian, English
  • color photos with captions

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