+ 2 photos of masked dancers
Boulles is a folk ritual which takes place once a year in Naoussa, Makedonia. It is believed that it originates in ancient Greek celebrations for the coming of Spring. All the dancers are male. They are wearing the traditional foustanella with special additions for the ritual: a breast plate covered with coins, a scarf tied around the waist, a mask and a large scarf covering the head. The picture below shows Boulla - a male dancer in woman's clothes. Boulla represents the Spring (Persephone of the ancient myths), which explains the flowers decorating the veil.
Category: Mask tradition
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