“Kukeri” is a project documenting Bulgaria’s ancient annual pagan rituals performed in the countries most remote mountain regions.
The word ‘kuker’ comes from Latin (‘cuculla,’ meaning a ‘hood’) and it denotes a folkloric monster, a man dressed in an elaborate suit of fur.
These kukeri wear carved wooden masks with the faces of beasts, hanging heavy bells around their waists as they dance and jump in arcane rituals intended to dispel the evil spirits which might otherwise bring ill fortune to their community.
NB: Aron Klein will be presenting “Kukeri” at Exposure London on Little Portland Street between the 3rd and 28th of July, 2017.
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