Pomak Brides - a tradition unique to some remote villages in Bulgaria, the tradition is practiced in a village called Draginova. Pomak is the name given to Slavic Muslims, the Muslim women of the village on their wedding day adorn themselves with paint and sequins, it seems like all of the women of the village come together to help get the bride ready, helping to adorn and dress her.
"I found an amazing Polish photographer (Marcin Nagraba) who has created a series of photographs called ‘Pagan poetry’ which are a celebration of Slavic culture and are definitely influenced by this bridal tradition. They are incredibly beautiful and informed my paintings."
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“I have created a blog to record my findings through researching tribal traditions of many cultures and how body painting has developed and exists in our society today, from the fashion industry to fine art photography.LIZZIERIGBY.CO.UK
Through exploring ancient ceremonies and incredible artists I hope to gain knowledge and understanding as well as inspiration to apply to Cabasa’s ongoing body painting project."