The Zoomorphic Mask in Winter Masquerade Plays: the Example of Turka Cover Image
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Зооморфната маска в зимните маскарадни игри: примерът Турка
The Zoomorphic Mask in Winter Masquerade Plays: the Example of Turka

Author(s): Emilia Boyadzhieva-Peeva
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Museology & Heritage Studies, Customs / Folklore, Library and Information Science, Visual Arts, Preservation, Sociology, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Social Norms / Social Control, Sociology of Art, Identity of Collectives, History of Art
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: masquerade custom; living practice; cultural heritage; Turka; zoomorphic mask; Romania

Summary/Abstract: The article studies the winter masquerade custom of Turka, as the central object of investigation is its variant from the Romanian village of Cuciulata in Transylvania. In the course of more than a century, the outlook of this mask has remained almost unchanged. The author offers analyses on the altering functions of the mask as an artefact playing the roles of a ritual object and a museum exponent.

  • Issue Year: XLVII/2021
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 327-343
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian