Monday, 20 September 2010

      'The Burry Man'. Character from regional British folklore.

  I found this photograph on The Museum of British Folklore's website. I love this image; it has a really eerie quality to it, but is also quite comical. The 'Burry Man' is the lead figure in a annual ritual of 'The Burryman's Parade' which takes place in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. I am finding myself more and more drawn to imagery regarding folklore, customs, the darker side of human nature and the natural world.


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