Home town of the famous bulgarian ceramics is Troyan, in the north of bulgaria in the Balkan Mountains. Over centurys pottery was a main source of income for the local craftsmen. Around 1900 there were about 3000 pottery makers in the area. The Troyan masters coin their own decorative systems inspired by the paintings ofthe famous Troyan monastery nearby. They admire the art of National Revival artist Zahari Zograf who left breath-taking frescos in the church of Troyan Monastery and borrowed elements from his works into their decorative patterns.
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