Troyan, in the Balkan Mountains of northern Bulgaria has long been known for its deep ceramic history and brightly decorated pottery. For centuries pottery was the main source of income for the local craftsmen and in 1900 it was fabled there were about 3,000 pottery makers in the area. The Troyan masters coined their own decorative systems inspired by the paintings of the 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. Each tumbler is one of a kind with marbled and streak glaze variations, making each piece unique. These are low fire terra cotta and have glaze imperfections and crazing due to the rustic production of each piece.
-Hand wash, do not microwave
-Approx 4” diameter