Two Bulgarian dolls, a matching pair performing a folk dance. Marked ‘Made in Bulgaria’ under their stand. Most likely dressed in the traditional costume of the Dobruja region, near the Black Sea Coast. Identified with the help of the postcard below.
Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!
Object Dolls wearing traditional costumes Origin Bulgaria, Dobruja region Culture Unknown Medium Fabric, wood, wire, yarn, lace, leather Mark or Tag Paper tag Made by Unknown Size H 21 cm Dated Not dated Acquired Fleemarket end 1990's
Here's a postcard that matches these dolls. It shows how the people living in Bulgaria are dressed in their traditional costume.
Text on the back of the postcard: 'Station Albena - Pique nique 'Batowa'. Kurort Albena - Picknick 'Batowa''. Postmark unclear.