Cikáni v Bulharsku
Gypsies in Bulgaria
- Číslo 1 
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourceStudia Ethnologica Pragensia, 2018, 1, 47-71
Gypsies, Roma, Bulgaria, ethnography
Material for this contribution was gathered during research trips carried out since May 17th to June 17th, 1955. In this period the author, who was at that time working at the Institute of Ethnography with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, visited together with Emília Čajánková, by that time an employee of the Institute of Ethnology, Slovakian Academy of Sciences, Gypsies living in the towns and cities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Pleven, Ruse, Varna, Sliven, Kotel, Karnobat, and Beloslav. Data was also gathered by means of the interviews with informants about Gypsies living in the villages of Gradec (Kotel region), Tchalakkioi (Dimotika region), Manolich and Rupcha (Karnobat region), Velko Chivachevo, Binkos, Dragodanovo and Zhelyu-voyvoda (Sliven region), Zaychar, Karageorgievo and Jabalchevo (Aytos region), Belica (Grudov region), Capitain Petko (Kolarovgrad region) and Jagodovo (Asenovgrad region). Pictures used were made by the author; plans of houses were made by the architect Bagra Georgieva. In the text, the author deals successively with the division of Gypsy population in Bulgaria and its 1) occupations and types of subsistence; 2) dwellings, diet, and tools; 3) clothing and adornments. The final section describes the role of the Bulgarian Communist Party in enhancing of the cultural level of the Gypsies in the country.