|Copyright Misha Blaise|
I recently went through a massive ebay rampage to find some Croatian textile art, and I stumbled upon what turned out to be one of my most exciting purchases ever from ebay: 2 prints by Croatian graphic artist and painter Vladimir Kirin that depict the Kolo dance and also the regions folk costumes (What? You think you buy more exciting things than that from ebay? Doubtful.) The prints were made in 1955 and are so freaking charming and cute:
|"Kolo" dancers in folk costumes from Vinkovci in Slavonia (eastern Croatia).|
|Folk costume from town of Imotski in Dalmatian hinterland near Split.|
Here is the grand finale of the Kolo dance being performed by some professional Balkans dance group. The music is way crazy and this is a lot more fast and furious than how I think most people dance, but this was the best video I could find during a ten minute Youtube search ;)
Also this is a Serbian group playing some beautiful music typical of the region. The beat is off the chain and their voices are beautiful.