Filigree Craft, Yet Another Reason You Should Put Kosovo on Your To Go List

By: Valon Xoxa    September 11, 2014

Filigran, from a quick search in Google, results with multiple entries in wikipedia and not much explanation. At its essence, Filgree is the art of bending and shaping thin stripes of metal, be that gold,silver or just plain twisted wire. For the people of Prizren, the old ottoman style city of Kosovo, it is more than that. It is a sense of identity. As Ndue Paluca explained fort the “Filigree is art. It means a lot to me. It is like sculpture or painting, but more complicated,”.

Jo Piazza from Yahoo reflects upon the lives of “nine aging factory workers use 50-year-old tools to make some of the most beautiful and intricate silver jewelry I have ever seen”. Thus it made me curious to find out more about this craft and see what others have been saying.

I for one, came across some interesting videos ;

And also many blogs from foreign and local people that find the Art of Filgree Fascinating.




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