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Особености на традиционния солодобив в Поморие до 20-те години на ХХ век
Specifics of the Traditional Salt-Production in Pomorie until the 1920s

Author(s): Milcho Skumov
Subject(s): Anthropology, Economy, Customs / Folklore, Social history, Ancient World, Middle Ages, Recent History (1900 till today), Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: Pomorie; sea salt; salt-pans; technology

Summary/Abstract: The production of sea salt is a traditional occupation in Pomorie. Until the early1920s the town is the main centre of salt-production in Bulgaria and because of that, the salt-pans and the method of work are a subject of numerous researches, travel notes, and popular readings. Together with the well-known practice of production of sea salt, the descriptions in some of the historical sources of the size of the saltpans and their structure, the means of transportation of saltwater from one basin to another and of exportation of the salt produced differ from what is known about the Pomorie salt-pans in the period studied. The critical analysis of these evidences gives reasons to consider them reliable in some cases and insufficiently proven another. The characteristics of the salt-pans’ structure and the technologies used are most often ingenious decisions of the local salt-producers but some of them have analogues in the world production.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 170-188
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian