TRADITIONAL SHEEPBREEDING IN TETEVEN REGION (THE END OF XIXTH - MIDDLE OF XXTH CENTURY) Cover Image
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ТРАДИЦИОННОТО ОВЦЕВЪДСТВО В ТЕТЕВЕНСКО (КРАЯ НА XIX - НАЧАЛОТО НА XX В. )
TRADITIONAL SHEEPBREEDING IN TETEVEN REGION (THE END OF XIXTH - MIDDLE OF XXTH CENTURY)

Author(s): Svetla Rakshieva
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The paper submits published for the first time results from field researches of the pastoral traditions in Teteven and some of the settlements in that region. The particular part and importance of sheepbreeding in the traditional occupational pattern as well as in the common economic structure has been indicated. The detailed presentation of annual cycle and routine forms of organisation in sheepbreeding allows the author to settle its main characteristics and special features due to drawing of a typological framework. Popular customs and ritual practices, notions and beliefs relevant to sheepbreeding and pastoral culture have been considered. The analysis of the forms of economical activities as well as ritual complexes bound to pastoralism reveals a markedly conservative tradition preserving a number of relic elements.

  • Issue Year: 1993
  • Issue No: 5-6
  • Page Range: 33-54
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian