Bulgaria Dolls Unknown & Rhodope Mountains

Two male dolls made in Bulgaria both holding a Baklica, a traditional wooden wine or schnapps bottle used for festive occasions. The male on the left has a label under his stand that reads ‘Dolls Cooperative “Cultural Recreation and Decoration”, Pleven’. What’s in handwriting remains unclear. The male on the right dressed in brown has it’s label removed but is most likely wearing the typical costume of the Rhodope Mountains.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object Dolls wearing traditional costumes
Origin Bulgaria, unknown & Rhodope Mountains
Culture Unknown
Medium Fabric, wood, wire, yarn, leather, ribbon
Mark or Tag Paper tag
Made by Dolls Cooperative 'Cultural recreation and decoration'
Size H 25 & 27 cm
Dated Not dated
Acquired ?


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: 'Heiterer Lebensabend in Bulgarien, dem Land der 100 jährigen, der Heimat Ilja Rogoffs'. Not dated.

Happy collecting,