Friday, February 21, 2014

Faces on Friday - Blanket Man - Bansko


In a recent post on Travel Tales I shared photos of  Market Day in Bansko and one of the photos featured brightly coloured blankets, similar to the one this young man is wearing.  One of the comments I received mentioned that they reminded the commenter of Native American Woven Blankets, as they did me. Hannah this photo is for you.  Although this man was in fact touting for trade for a restaurant, wearing a traditional blanket to keep warm was a good advertising ploy. My brother-in-law and I stopped and had a conversation with him and he explained that traditionally Bulgarian shepherds wear these blankets in the mountains when they are out with their herds.

What a colourful way to keep warm.

11 comments:

  1. I have a blanket coat that I bought long ago in S.Africa. It is warmer than all the fleeces! Keep well Diane xx

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  2. What a cool looking blanket. Love the colors on this one!

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  3. i have seen them wear blankets but never one with a hood. that would be perfect out there with the sheep...

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  4. What an excellent idea! That would be so cozy! I would love one of those when winter hits Australia and the wind goes right through you. :-)

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  5. Love your photos: each detail is so telling of the culture and artistic spirit of the place.

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  6. Just the colors alone would warm you up!

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  7. Doesn't he look handsome wearing his blanket. I love the colours. I wonder if they are still woven by hand, or is it just done by machines now.

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  8. Looks like a highly practical garment! And much easier to weave than a coat.

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  9. With this winter....I could use one. Pretty way to keep warm.

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  10. Cool blanket with the hood, it would be nice for strolling in the cold.

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