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.