...well-known as the Button from Galichnik. This is the name of a village high in the mountains in Western Macedonia that was considered one of the most wealthy ones in the region. The people from Galichnik were known as well educated (rare at that time), extremely skilled woodcarvers and great traders... all in addition to their primary work which was sheep farming. They were also known as great keepers of their local tradition (probably due to the isolation of the village itself), which in some form is still alive today ( more about the wedding tradition )
These used to belong to my grandmother... most likely her mother really did wear these as buttons on her wedding clothes. My grandmother was born in Skopje and this tradition in the family stopped with her moving to the 'big' city.
I love these buttons... And yet I have never worn them as jewerly.
Instead I keep them in this wooden carved box along with other important documents, notes, souvenirs...
Most probably these buttons were the biggest reason why I got so attracted to filigree jewerly in the first place.
Just realised that I should probably be the one who will start the official journal (aka share photos, thoughts or else) of how I connect with these 3 works. And also, it will be a good thing for pointing out on the map where these pieces started...
What do you guys think?
Any comments or suggestions?
proud to say that the visits to the website on the first day reached 300!
and we already have submissions / requests from hosts living in Brazil, USA, Macedonia and Germany ;)
Mima Pejoska is a jewelry designer and an artist. After years of creating/crafting jewelry works, now her interests shift more from jewelry creation to the conceptual side of craft and also from individual practise to group (social) works of art.
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