Niko Kuret - His life, personality, research work and his significance for Slovene ethnology and culture
The article presents a comprehensive survey of the life and work of Dr. Niko Kuret (1906-1995) as a Romanist, ethnologist, secondary-school teacher, lecturer and full member of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts. It introduces us to biographical data, sheds light on Kuret's personality and discusses the significance of his treatises and articles to Slovene ethnology and culture. We learn about Kuret as an author of textbooks and radio programmes and as an expert on puppet and folk plays. From the perspective of ethnology the article focuses on folk customs (Kuret's works Praznično leto Slovencev and Žiljsko Štehvanje) and folk masks (Masks in Slovenia, Masks in Europe).