Kukeri Silver Medal Collection560.00 BGN
The collection includes three fine silver medals in three different dimensions: 15.5 g (½ oz), 31.1 g (1 oz) and 155 g (5 oz). They are characterized by exquisite engraving and color printing of the obverse of the medals. The medals placed in a luxury wooden box with certificate of authenticity.
Kukeri is the first collection of the new Bulgarian Customs and Traditions Program. It is inspired by the thousands of years old traditions that have preserved and carried the Bulgarian spirit through the centuries, until today.
For the production of the Kukeri medals, the most modern methods of minting on a global scale have been applied. They are characterized by exquisite engraving and color printing of the obverse of the medals. The collection includes three fine silver medals in three different dimensions: 15.5 g ( ½ oz), 31.1 g (1 oz) and 155 g (5 oz).
The medals are accompanied by a certificate of quality and are placed in a luxury wooden box.
*The image of the dancing kukeri on the obverse of the "Kukeri" 155 grams medal is a property of the Bulgarian National Bank. The authors of the image are Elena Todorova and Todor Todorov. Bulmint has the exclusive right to use and distribute this image for the production and distribution of the Kukeri Silver Medal.
Bulgarian Customs and Traditions Program
The Bulgarian Customs and Traditions program is inspired by the ancient traditions that have preserved the spirit of the Bulgarian people throughout the centuries. Bulgarian traditions are an interesting mix of Christian beliefs and pagan rituals. The entire life of many generations of Bulgarians has been directly linked to the cycles of nature and agricultural work.
The Bulgarian Customs and Traditions program includes several collections that present the specific aspects of the Bulgarian customs and traditions. The entire program features color printing of the obverse of the medals, which further emphasizes the deep and detailed relief and makes the composition stand out. Floral details on the reverse of the medal recreate a traditional hand embroidery from the Samokov area.
The first collection of the program is dedicated to the traditional Kukeri dancers. It includes three fine silver medals in three different dimensions: 15.5 g ( ½ oz), 31.1 g ( 1 oz) and 155 g (5 oz).
Kukeri in Bulgaria
Kukeri is a masquerade custom, symbolizing the end of winter and the rebirth of new life. It is one of the most ancient in our lands, dating back to the Thracian times. The word "Kukeri" itself is also of Thracian origin and means "tall, masked people."
Kukeri dances are performed only by men, mainly young, unmarried boys, on the day after the orthodox feast Sirni Zagovezni. The clothing and masks are specially prepared by the participants and are very picturesque. Both clothing and masks are made from sheep or goat leather. The Kukeri wear the traditional Bulgarian folk attire and costumes decorated with woolen threads, beads, mirrors. They put heavy bronze or copper bells around their waists and when dancing, they are believed to scare the evil spirits away.
Their dances recreate rituals related to fieldwork, as well as to the continuation of the lineage and the awakening of the earth for spring and for a new life.
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