Neocraft

NeoCraft Transfer Caches in Bulgaria

NeoCraft Transfer BG #1 – Bellfounding

In the life of Bulgarian people bells have a special place, for example with their help the church measures the time for prayer and believing you are urged to participate in the liturgy. In earlier times casting of the bell was particularly important event, which involved the whole community.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #2 – Production of national costumes

The tradition of production of national costumes is widespread among the rural population and is mainly related to decoration of traditional clothes. The traditional Bulgarian costumes are characterized by a great regional and local diversity, based on three main colours – black, red and white. Typically, woollen and silk strings are used.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #3 – Woodcarving

Woodcarving is an artistic treatment of wood by cutting (carving) a variety of decorative motifs and images. Wood carvings are found in both church architecture and interior design – iconostasis, carved doors, furniture, crates, wooden utensils, walking sticks.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #4 – Doll making

The doll is a human’s companion from antient time. It is his first attempt to look “from beside”, to recreate himself and his knowledge of the surrounding world in a form that is perceptual. The doll can be made of everything and resemble every living being, express moods and emotions.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #5 – Banichar

Banichar is a traditional craft, which deals with the preparation of the typical for Bulgaria banitsa. Banitsa is an integral part of the Bulgarian culture and you may find it on the table for breakfast or even for lunch. It is prepared from thin skins of dough and then baked in a baking oven. The banitsa can be both salty and sweet.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #6 – Iconography

Iconography is a craft that is closely related to Orthodox Christianity. When painting the images, the canon is strictly observed. The painting of the images is done on the walls of the churches, on wood and ceramics. Bulgarian iconography is strongly influenced by Byzantine art.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #7 – Upholstery

The craft covers repair and restoration of any upholstered furniture: sofas, armchairs, stools, chairs and more. The materials used are wood, textile, natural and artificial leather. Upholstery is used in every Bulgarian home, cinema and theatre, while retaining old traditional furniture for the next generations.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #8 – Rozovarstvo

Rozovarstvo is the process of picking up the flower of the rose and then process it to produce rose oil. It is extracted through a distillation process in special copper pots and up to 3000 kg. of the flower is needed to produce 1 litter rose oil. Top quality roses are grown and harvested in the Kazanlak valley, also called the Rose Valley.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #9 – Gardening

Gardening is a branch of plant growing and represents the art and activity of growing plants for food. In Bulgaria there have been customs and traditions for centuries and the country is famous for producing excellent fruits and vegetables. To date, new varieties combining the best qualities of each types of fruits and vegetables are created.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #10 – Stonemasonry

The stone as a building material is used to build many of the durable ancient monuments, artefacts, cathedrals and cities. Working with the massive stone is a return to the traditions, to the bequeath of the first masters – stonemasons and sculptors, whose works continue to enjoy the soul and mind of the people in Bulgaria.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #11 – Beekeeping

In Bulgaria beekeeping is a traditional activity in all areas of the country. Beekeeping includes making beehives, bee growing, and collecting of honey. According to historical data, beekeeping was developing in the region even before the foundation of the Bulgarian state in year 681.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #12 – Vine growing

Craft, which has its roots in the Bulgarian lands for 5 000 years. New Bulgarian varieties of grapes are created, from which high quality local wines are produced. The process of vine growing covers the activities of planting and growing the vine to a glass of good and aromatic wine.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #13 – Carpeting

The carpet is one of the usual items in the Bulgarian home. In the past, when rural houses did not have a flooring, it had the function of replacing it, thus keeping the heat in the room. Now it has more decorative functions and is also perceived as a piece of art.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #14 – Gunsmith

The weapons production in the Bulgarian lands has a centuries-old tradition, evidenced by many reports and documents. Production of arms includes both metal and wood processing. The craft often requires jewelery skills to make incrustations and carvings that turn the weapon into a piece of art.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #15 – Blacksmithing

The birth of the craft in the ancient times is determined by the necessity of household and agricultural products. The main materials used by the blacksmith are the metals – iron, cast iron, steel, bronze, copper and precious metals. The long tradition of blacksmithing in Bulgaria keeps and uses old practices and methods for producing and decorating.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #16 – Jeweler

Jewelery is the art of producing a variety of ornaments made of various types of materials – metals, precious and artificial stones, wood and others. Modern jewelery has a symbolic meaning and local Bulgarian jeweler-makers draw strength and ideas from the Christian motifs and from their millennial cultural tradition as well.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #17 – Furriery

The processing of Leather is a characteristic of the lifestyle of nations where stock-breeding prevails. The proto-Bulgarians, who come to the Balkan Peninsula brought with them the art of leather treatment. Everything in their lifestyle has been subordinated to articles made of leather.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #18 – Baker

The bakers use a variety of methods to produce bread and confectionery such as cakes, pastries and biscuits. In all important moments of Bulgarian celebrations, there are bread and sweets on the table. The preparation of traditional bakeries includes products such as flour, sugar, eggs, milk, etc. which are baked in baking ovens.

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NeoCraft Transfer BG #19 – Hairdresser

Hairdressing is the art of trimming and arranging a person’s hair in line with fashion trends and individual characteristics. The product of this process is called hairstyle. Includes not only haircut, but also hair curling, colouring, drying and other activities related to hair styling.

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