Motives from Chiprovtsi

In creating these works we wanted to combine the powerful energy radiance embedded in the motifs of Bulgarian carpet weaving and the strong energy potential of the paintings, as a physical manifesto of an artistic spark.

Material: Acrylic paints on canvas
Size: 105 x 50 cm

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Kanatitsa is perhaps one of the most popular symbols and motifs used in carpet weaving, especially in the carpets from Chiprovtsi and Kotel(the main regions where carpet weaving takes place in Bulgaria).

This symbol is pretty old and world spread but it can be traced back to the Balkans, where the oldest examples have been found. It is used as a symbol for borders, fences, guardians. That is why the belief is preserved that it performs an apotropaic (protective) function and was used by our ancestors as a way of repelling evil and unclean forces.

Therefore we find it extremely favorable both on the energy and aesthetic level to have such symbols with coding for prosperity, well-being, health, harmony, and hope at home. This work is designed to be in two parts, as the two halves, close to each other fit perfectly and form a larger picture. They can be placed at a distance from each other, harmoniously continuing their geometric shapes.

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