40. Bulgaria (Balkans) – Pitcher with Relief Decoration 19th

Bulgaria (Balkans) - Private Collection Athens Greece

Pitcher with relief decoration dated from the 19th century. Excelent example from the folk ceramic tradition of Bulgaria (Balkans).
The Balkans (often referred as the Balkan Peninsula), is a geopolitical and cultural region of southeastern Europe that takes its name from the mountains that run through the centre of Bulgaria into Eastern Serbia. The Balkans, (“Balkan” comes from a Turkish word meaning “a chain of wooded mountains”, also the ancient Greek name for the Balkan Peninsula was the “Peninsula of Haemus” – Χερσόνησος του Αίμου in Greek), is a major crossroad between mainland Europe and the Near East. Its unique identity owes much to its violent history of the last 1000 years but also its very mountainous geography. (Source: Wikipedia The free encyclopedia)

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