A motif from the Macedonian cultural heritage, made of metal, in the forging technique. On a specially made metal plate, the motif is described in Macedonian and English. The motif and metal plate are mounted on a freestanding velvet base which is placed in a decorative box with a lid.
Butterfly, traditional brooch, 19th century, Macedonia
1.740 ден – 3.100 ден
Description of Motive
Butterfly made from a traditional brooch from the late 19th century. The brooch is a top filigree work of the Ohrid craftsmens wrom the end of the 19th century.
Filigree is an ancient jewelry technique for making items from gold and silver. This technique is used to make various types of small jewelry (brooches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets …) but and larger items (buckles, crosses, frames, book covers …).
With fine wires and ribbons from silver or gold, often combined with small balls, with this technique are made most ornamental motifs. In appearance, these items are somewhat reminiscent of lace. The filigree was already known in ancient Greece, Etruria and Rome, reaches its peak from the 6th to the 12th century in Byzantium.
Passed down for centuries by many generations of skilled craftsmens, filigree as a technique is preserved and used in Macedonia to this day.
About the Product
Appropriate gift for weddings, birthdays, jubilee, celebration, name day, moving into a new home …
Димензија-2 / 13х13см., Димензија-3 / 16х16см., Димензија-4 / 19х19см.