One of the most interesting exhibitions for traditional craftsmen and handmade masterpieces starts on September 6th in Etara near Gabrovo. Until 9 September, you will be able to explore unique works from around the world and learn more about the technology they are made. Apart from Bulgarian masters, guests from Romania, Serbia, Russia, Azerbaijan, India, Lithuania, Latvia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ukraine, Sudan and South Africa will take part in the fair.
During the exhibition on the territory of Etara, you will also be able to see traditional activities from the life of our ancestors, who are well forgotten today. On September 7 and 8 you can see how butter is made in a wooden bottle in the Balkan dairy. On September 6 and 7, you can see Penka Nikolova knitting with a cornflake on the veranda of an old house. Between 7th and 9th September, smoked and dried plums will be smoked. Between the 6th and 9th, you can see how to knit baskets in front of the mill in the complex.
During the exhibition, a rich folklore program is planned, which will continue during the three days of the fair. You can enjoy the performances of dance clubs and vocal folklore groups from Gorna Oryahovitsa, Banya village, Isperih, the village of Koprinka, the village of Belyakovec, Sevlievo, Dryanovo, Sofia, Plovdiv, Chinari ensemble and foreign folk groups. In addition, a master’s race is also planned. The full program of the event can be found on the site of Etara.
For the first time, the craft competition, which takes place every year, will be devoted to stone craftsmanship. The start of the “Silver Cowboy” Grand Prix, which is awarded to a graduate trainee every year, is from 01:30 pm on September 5th. Young people who crawl into the intricacies of the craft will gain strength the next day at the same time.
Between 6th and 30th September in Etara you will be able to see the exhibition of one of the previous laureates of the Silver Cowboy Award – Stella Vassileva from Troyan. She depicts icons according to the canon and the technologies of our ancestors. During the fair, you will also be able to buy works by modern authors who make their modern reading of traditional crafts. Between September 7th and September 30th, you will also be able to see an exhibition of the rich traditions of Palestine’s traditional crafts in the Krstenikolcho Khan.