The spring craft fair was postponed due to the pandemic, but in the first days of July, it recaptured the former Uzun Bazaar so that it could present our traditions and ignite in us the spark of Bulgarian livelihood.
This weekend, the area from Roman Stadium Square almost to the Maritsa subway will be a representative stage for over 70 masters from all over the country, who show us the intricacies of over 22 professions from the past.
Crafts are life, they are created by the hands of talented people, but they come from the heart and are traditionally not recorded, and the subtleties are passed from person to person. Among them are artistic fabrics, weaving, woodcarving, leather goods, knife making, artistic ceramics, pottery, artistic knitting, hat-making, national dolls, folk musical instruments, basketry, jewelry, engraving and others.
In Children's workshops for basketry and folk musical instruments every day from 13.00. until 15.00 those interested will learn the craft from masters Mehmed Shakir and Plamen Petrakiev. Everyone can touch the richness of Bulgarian crafts and provoke their skills.
And for those who want to get exquisitely crafted items, the craft fair is the right place. From unique handmade leather goods, through delicate jewelry and clothes with embroidered Bulgarian embroidery, to home items, around which there was the biggest crowd on Friday.
The colorful sugar delicacies also attract numerous looks and exclamations, and on the hat stand, be sure to choose something in line with the latest fashion trends.
And as the weekend promises to be very hot, know that the masters have been out since 10 o'clock and will be happy to show you their unique works.