Types of Folk Costumes in Sofia Region in an Archival Document of 1889. Part 2. Zlatitsa, Novo selo and Iskrets Districts Cover Image
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Типове народни костюми в Софийско в архивен документ от 1889 г. Част 2. Златишка, Новоселска и Искречка околия
Types of Folk Costumes in Sofia Region in an Archival Document of 1889. Part 2. Zlatitsa, Novo selo and Iskrets Districts

Author(s): Iva Stanoeva
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, General Reference Works, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Source Material
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: folk costumes; archival documents; County of Sofia; Districts of Zlatitsa; District of Novo selo; District of Iskrets

Summary/Abstract: The Scientific Archive of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences preserves a poorly known set of hand-written documents representing reports of county governors to the Minister of Internal Affairs and containing data on the folk costumes worn by the different groups of population in the respective districts. The article analyses the report of the governor of the County of Sofia. The document presents according to the district the various types of male and female costumes typical of each settlement. The lack of studies on the folk costume in the time of the document provokes the interest of the author to find the reasons for the specification of precisely these types of costumes. Comparing and analysing the data on each costume – its elements, materials, decoration etc. – she determines the markers of differentiation that gave the authors of the respective descriptions a reason to typologize the costumes in certain district precisely in this manner. In this article, the author analyses the presentation of the folk costumes in Zlatitsa, Novo selo and Iskrets districts. The first two districts –Samokov and Sofia – were a subject of analysis in an article published in the previousissue of the journal.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 75-91
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian