disguise the Bulgarian folk culture comes from pagan time in which the soldier
is entered into the skin of an animal totem, he is looking for the place in the
cosmic order, and establishing the magic "balance" in nature.
In ancient pagan times, the man is believed that the world of the living and
ancestry are one. In his ideology was the leading idea of the fertility of the
land, people and animals. Convinced that
ancestors have supernatural force required to produce this fertility, he sought
them in connection with every important moment of
life. The mask was a means
move beyond"to contribute to their welfare. It stands on the border between two
incorporates the human to
and makes it possible to obey the forces which otherwise
Masked performers are called survashkari, bear-leader, kapachi, brazaya,
klandza, dzhamaldzhii, babugeri, elders,
cameleer and others. The main idea in their ritual act exorcism
of unclean forces, which in this period come from the world of the dead and may
protected are masked.
They have become "something else" and have gained untouchability.
received power to keep others
from the harmful influence of the mysterious, unknown demons. Masks in most
cases are terrible and