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Ethnographic Museum description and photos - Bulgaria: Burgas. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Ethnographic Museum in Burgas is located in the former house of the prominent Bulgarian public figure Dimitar Todorov Bracalov. This building was built in 1873 and it still looks in the characteristic architectural style of that era.
The museum is located near the Cathedral of Saints Methodius and Cyril. The first floor of the building represents the interior of a typical 19th century Burgas house, with a special place reserved for the ladies' fashion of that period. The spacious foyer, as a rule, can be occupied by one of the temporary exhibitions.
On the second floor of the museum there is a large collection of traditional costumes of each ethnographic group of the Burgas region. Among them are Ruptsy, Zagorians, Tronks, Alians, Highlanders and even Bulgarians who migrated here from Aegean and Eastern Thrace. In addition, the exhibition features unique costumes for ritual ceremonies and various decorations of the 19th century, which are also associated with folk festivals and ritual practices. All this is typical only for the Burgas region. Speaking of rituals, it is worth mentioning fire-fighting and the ritual of walking on white-hot coals. Also presented are original wedding dresses, which were obligatory for the brides of the village of Zidarovo.
Every summer, the Burgas Ethnographic Museum holds a traditional Summer School of folk crafts, crafts and modern applied arts. From July 1 to August 31, every weekday morning, folk craftsmen, side by side with professional artists, teach adults and children the art of drawing on ceramics, silk and glass, as well as help create decorative panels and more. Everyone can try their hand at a potter's wheel or knitting. Here you can also see the process of making colored self-woven Bulgarian rugs. In addition, the museum staff hold traditional gatherings where women in national costumes sing, embroider, knit or wind wool.
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