The Arts Society Lecture – The Silver Thread: Filigree and traditional arts in Kosova by Elizabeth Gowing


From the early Kosovan silver mines, which are mentioned in Dante, a silver thread winds through Kosovo’s history. Its most intricate tanglings are in the country’s cultural capital, Prizren, where a seventh generation of filigree artisans use ‘filum’ and ‘granum’, zigzags, ‘mouse-tooth’ into magic lacy creations from dull sticks of raw material. The results – […]