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Mathematics and Bulgarian Culture April 2012. In all probability, carpets loom on Bulgarian soil dates before Homer’s time. Because of the geographical.

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1 Mathematics and Bulgarian Culture April 2012

2 In all probability, carpets loom on Bulgarian soil dates before Homer’s time. Because of the geographical position of our country the Bulgarian carpets have been influenced by the East. But what is eastern, what is local, it’s impossible to find out. The truth is that there is uniformity between the Balkan, Anatolian, Persian, Mongolian and Caucasian ornaments. It has been determined that during the period from the 17 th to the 19 th centuries the Bulgarian carpet industry becomes an intensively developing craft with sells on the markets in the lands of Turkey, the Balkans, Central Europe, Italy, The Arabian countries, Iran and even India.

3 The two most characteristic types of Bulgarian carpets are the Chiprovtsi and the Kotel carpets. The ornamental and structural diversity of patterns of the Chiprovtsi carpets contrasts with the rigorous geometricity of the Kotel ones. Chiprovtsi carpets Kotel carpets

4 “Kene” – an exquisite lace on a horse-hair base “Кеnе” from Starosel

5 from Samokov with geometrical figures

6 Table-cloth made with 5 knitting-needles Lace from Samokov Crochet-work

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