On June 23 and 24 Foundation “For the people” is cultivating the garden “Chaika” – by displaying decorative mosaics with traditional Bulgarian embroidery elements. The garden is situated between the streets “Rakovski”, “Gurko” and “Ivan Vazov”. The project is provoked by the interest in Bulgarian embroidery and the symbols hidden in it. It is part of the initiative “Suns of Clay” of the Foundation – for promotion of the Bulgarian embroidery and for regeneration of the urban environment. The initiative was supported by volunteers who were trained in the pre-history of Bulgarian embroidery and the creation of mosaics.
Beautiful ornaments embroideries are not used in modern daily life and remain alone behind the windows of museums and grandmothers’ chests. Prompted by this, the Foundation is committed to induce interest in Bulgarian embroidery and symbols hidden in it. Trough an innovative way young people learn about the beauty and characteristics of embroideries by transforming them into mosaics (learning by doing) and bringing them into the modern urban environment – the public garden “Chaika” in Sofia.
Suns of Clay: Embroidery, Typical for Sofia
Where children are educated on various topics, e.g. ecology or human rights, during the process of elaboration of mosaic murals. So, during your stay in Sofia, walk along Rakovski Street and find out how this wonderful Bulgarian tradidition is being regenerated till today!