Pottery is one of the oldest crafts of the people inhabiting the Bulgarian lands since ancient time. It was influenced by the traditions of Ancient Greece ceramics and later mixed with various Slavic decorative elements.
In the 9th and 10th centuries the Preslav ceramics were manufactured, well decorated and known until today, that have been used for many church interiors.
The main colours were green, yellow and brown. Read more
Embroidery is one of the most outstanding achievements of Bulgarian folk art with its impressive colour combinations and patterns.
Each region in Bulgaria is known for its own style of decoration and color combinations but typical features for all the country are the geometrical figures and the prevalence of the red. All the blankets, sheets and dresses were hand made of wool, cotton, linen. After the fabrics had been woven, the clothes were decorated and embroidered by hand. The threads could be woolen, cotton or silk. Read more