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"Old Fashions Please Me Best"
Rough-Shod Country Cousins on Sofia's Tiled Trottoir

"OLD FASHIONS PLEASE ME BEST"

ROUGH-SHOD COUNTRY COUSINS ON SOFIA'S TILED TROTTOIR

The Norman peasants are a conservative people and still preserve many of the costumes of their ancestors, and this high headdress, daintily arranged with lace and fine muslin, is a picturesque addition to the women's dress on festive occasions The husband is generously sharing the family load with his wife — rather an unusual sight in Bulgaria. On market days, in particular, the peasant families may be seen trudging along in true Oriental fashion — the men in front walking unloaded, the women behind carrying the goods for sale. Their footgear is by no means cumbersome, and this quaint one-piece leather shoe is much favoured in many of the Balkan States