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Momchilovtsi Arts & Crafts

(all souvenirs of arts and crafts, brochures, postcards will be available in the Tourist Information Centre for purchase)

local carvingslocal hand made craftsInformation leaflets and brochureshand painted tiles by local childrenhand carved wall plaques

Momchilovtsi wood carverwood carving for Church in Sofia
Petar Pichurov - a Momchilovtsi wood carver working on a carving for a Church in Sofia.
Petar also made the sign for the Tourist Information Centre (below)

There are a wide variety of crafts to be seen in the village such as wood carving, bags and woven carpets in bright Rodope colours, knitted clothing including the traditional Bulgarian slippers.

In Bulgaria, when you enter someone's house it is polite to remove your shoes which will be replaced with a pair of these hand made knitted or woven slippers.

While shopping for souvenirs in Bulgaria, you're sure to run across lots of fine examples of Bulgarian folk art. Dolls wearing traditional Bulgarian costumes (Rhodope).

They are either made from cloth or carved from wood and painted and make wonderful additions to your personal Eastern European souvenir collection.

The aesthetic principle of the Bulgarian masters, inherited the traditions of ancient Thracians, stems from the admiration of nature and is expressed in the attempt to resemble it. They create art out of any material - wood and clay, wool and copper, silk and silver.

The desire for beauty that has led them through the millenia first grew up at home. Applied crafts have gradually increased and emerged from the narrow domestic frame and become an art which breeds art. At the end of the 14th century arts and crafts in Bulgaria amounted to about 50.

Tourist Information Centre, Cultural Centre, 5 Elitsa Str. Momchilovtsi Village 4750, Smolyan District, Bulgaria