Producers

Agens doo
Monika Stanojkovska
Corporate Gifts and Decorations, Gallery Items, Gift Items, Toys, Woodwork
Agens is involved with several production fields, including stamps production, sales and services, production of souvenirs inspired by Macedonian history, products made of wood with applications of brass or glass, etc. They also have developed their own line of decorative accessories: “Angel collection”, as well as toys and wooden accessories for kids and teenagers, with which they have successfully participated in the European Market for a few years.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Ambient
Rade Naumovski
Woodwork
Ambient Demir Hisar is a woodworking workshop run by the architect Rade Naumovski. It produces various products, including furniture and accent furniture, chairs, beds, woodware, wooden accessories, and packaging. It performs high quality production of solid wood, MDF, particle board and plywood with different finishes.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Anastas Dudanovski Metal and Ironwork, Corporate Gifts and Decorations, Gallery Items
Anastas Dudanovski is a metalworker whose designs are inspired by traditional Macedonian images found in churches, folk dresses, and ancient archaeological sites. At his Ohrid workshop, he carves and presses images into copper sheeting, then plates the pieces with silver and brass for a luxurious finish. Finished products include photo albums, decorative plaques, blank books, and more.

Contact:  vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Art Studio AJGA
Zvonko Spasovski
Jewellery, Decorative accessories
Zvonko produces beautiful, handmade jewelry made of gourds, using the unique decorating phyrography technique.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Aleksandra Ivanova Jewellery, Terracotta, Gift Items
Aleksandra Ivanova produces a range of detailed products, from greeting cards and magnets, to house number plaques and whimsical jewelry made combination of different materials, like painted and lacquered clay, textile elements, and filigree jewelry. She elaborates on folk elements such as traditional costumes and religious symbolism, and builds on brightly colored secular themes for her interesting collections.

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Atelje Zograf
Zivko Atanasov
Gallery Items
Zivko Atanasov learned traditional icon and fresco painting techniques as an apprentice in a Belgrade school of painters in 1983. He depicts a wide range of saints with egg emulsion pigments on a gold-leaf background.

Contact:  vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Ana Pacemska Textiles, Gift Items
Imagine wrapping wool fibers in various plants and grasses, and then burying them for six months with composted manure. The resultant colours are deep, mellow and permanent. Green comes from nettles, brown from walnut shells, and black from poplar bark.
A natural born leader, Ana Pacemska also works with a group of ten women in the small town of Berovo, near the Bulgarian border, who have all grown up learning these traditional skills. Ana uses a range of natural dyeing techniques, such as nettles, walnut shells and poplar bark, to produce appealing ranges of deep, permanent tones for her hand woven products. Products include handmade jambolija, woven scarves, knitwear, recycled woven cotton mats, woven rugs and felt products. She is especially successful at felting with different styles and techniques.
Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk
Bazis
Lubica Antevska
Textiles, Fashion Accessories
Lubica Antevska experiments with available materials to make unique clothing and accessories including hats, shawls, scarfs, gloves, bags, vests, etc.
She enjoys experimenting with different styles and techniques, like knitting, crocheting, and felting with diferent natural materials
She is a master of different felt techniques, especially of “nuno felt”: combining the felt with other materials (silk, cotton, wool). All of the items she produces are unique pieces of art.
Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk
BIP-ART
Biljana Klekachkoska
Jewellery
Biljana Klekachkoska is an avant-garde jewellery designer, trained in the art of classical filigree. Originally inspired by traditional filigree found in Macedonia and the region, she employs new approaches to jewellery design as a master of the traditional technique. This creative and talented artisan extends the limits of filigree making, which results in imaginative forms with unexpected balance and beauty. All pieces are handcrafted and the material used is predominantly sterling silver, often combined with a variety of stones and glass pieces.
Bibi designs and produces all types of jewellery and decorative accessories for women and men – rings, bracelets, earrings, pins and broaches, cufflinks, necklaces and buttons. All the pieces that Bibi designs are unique and personalized.
Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk
Carpe Diem
Milan and Karolina Bozinovi
Macedonian National Souvenirs, Ceramics,Terracotta, Corporate Gifts and Decorations, Decorative Items, Fashion Accessories, Gallery Items, Gift Items, Glass
This husband and wife team produces both turned and hand-built ceramics and fused glass in their home studio located in the village of Dobreici, near Strumica. Their work shows influences of Asian pottery and the pottery of Karolina’s native Switzerland, as well as that of traditional Macedonian designs. Their offerings includes serving ware, candleholders, mugs, decorative containers, nativity sets, and doll-shaped vessels in Macedonian dress.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Dzeljo
Dzeljadin Asani – Dzeljo
Zeinula Asani
Jewellery
Dzeljadin Asani and his family produce exquisite traditional filigree jewellery in the studio adjacent to their family-owned jewellery store in the Old Town. Djeljadin, or “Djejlo”, has been practicing his craft for over 40 years, and three of his children have followed in his footsteps and work with him, creating pins, bracelets, pendants, figurines, detailed pens, ring boxes and other personal and decorative accessories.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Dora Nova
Marija Jovanovska,
Elena Jovanovska,
Ivana Jovanovska
Corporate Gifts and Decorations, Jewellery, Metal and Ironwork
The three Jovanovski sisters are continuing their father’s tradition, working side-by-side in their family workshop named DORA NOVA. Dora Nova produces cast bronze, silver and copper figures, filigree with a variety of finishes, beautiful silver and bronze jewelry, bookmarks, photo stands, ornaments, and specialty charms; and museum reproductions, including coins, crosses and decorative boxes.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

DSC Dizajn doo – Skopje
Tatjana Sokolovska
Glass
DSC DIZAJN has existed as a privately owned company since June, 1992. DSC Design, an architecture firm with high-profile projects, uses modern techniques in thermo fusion glass for architectural details and home furnishings. DSC Design produces plates, serving ware, coasters, napkin holders, and desktop accessories in a range of colours with unique effects, as well as huge decorative architectural elements.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Eli’s Accessories
Stanka i Elena Gjurceski
Jewellery, Fashion Accessories
Elena and Stanka Gjurceski have combined creativity and skilled hands to come up with an appealing product for the costumer. They have a large range of products thanks to many different types of materials: crystal stones, Murano glass and beads. These materials are used to produce necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Their greatest products are bags and belts made of suede, felt, leather and natural silk, decorated with natural stones, beads, lace, embroidery with silver thread called “srma” and “shiriti”. They use a colour palette from Macedonian traditional costumes and embroideries, applying modern design to them.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Etnoshop Beba
Gordana Mitrovska
Macedonian National Souvenirs,Textiles
Always smiling, Gordana “Beba” Mitrovska offers a wide range of products out of her small shop in Kumanavo, where you can find fine hand-loomed scarves, shawls and clothing, as well as dolls in traditional Macedonian costumes which her husband Mirko makes by hand. Etnoshop Beba also specializes in a variety of Macedonian souvenirs for different uses and purposes.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Elizabeta, Beti Taskovska Paper Crafts
Creativity has no limits, which is confirmed by the beautiful crafts produced by Beti. The products are made of a high quality material with details inspired by Macedonian filigree. Her innovative approach creates endless possibilities for combining the forms and colors for customer satisfaction, for different ages and for those with delicate taste. She produces decorative cardboard boxes, postcards, invitations, pictures, napkin rings, fashion accessories and more.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Fadil Latifovic – Tito Gallery Items
Fadil Latifovic creates unique sculptures of wood roots and branches. He finds interesting roots and branches in the woods which he transforms into very sophisticate artwork.

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Familija Efremovski
Olivera Efremovska
Macedonian National Souvenirs, Textiles
This husband and wife team from Probistip creates colourful products made of wool, using a felting technique. The products range from stylised dolls in traditional folk dresses and fashion accessorie, to floor mats, hats, slippers, bags, gloves, etc.

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Forum of Albanian Women (FAW)
Xhane Kreshova
Textiles
The Forum of Albanian Women (FAW) is an independent, nongovernmental and humanitarian organization established in 2001. It is comprised of about 70 women, of which 12 embroider, knit, crochet and weave. They sell a large variety of products, including “kilim” and carpets, pillows, table cloths, and Albanian folk dresses.

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Filigranika
Ilinka Popovska
Jewellery
Ilinka runs a designer filigree workshop, and is mostly oriented to producing silver filigree jewellery piece with a mixture of traditional and contemporary designs, as well as original art pieces with natural materials implemented including: rings, brooches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, ornaments such as jewellery boxes, framed filigree pieces, etc. Ilinka was an apprentice at the jewellery factory “Zlatara Rubin” for one and a half years, where she increased her basic knowledge in filigree techniques. She also designs most of the stones and other materials that she uses in her work.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Glass&Silver
Andrej Bartling
Jewellery
Andrej Bartling apprenticed in filigree for several years before his passion for glass and silver jewellery led him to India. There he studied traditional Indian beadwork. His artistry is unique, successfully combining silver filigree with beaded components in earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, and rings. His customers include boutiques, jewellery shops and galleries.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Godan
Kire Gokchev
Stones
In his house in Prilep, Kire produces home accessories from alabaster, granite, and other beautiful stones quarried in western Macedonia. Products include detailed chessboards, sophisticated lamps, vases, knobs, and bathroom accessories.

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GORDIJAN
Goce Jandreoski,
Svetlana Jandreoska
Woodwork, Jewellery
Goce Jandreoski is a former carpenter and designer of home interiors. In the beautiful surroundings of his home in Ljubanci, a village in the hills of Skopska Crna, he produces tabletop collections and serving sets. His products are turned wooden plates, bowls, and trays from white beech, varnished with a natural ecological finish. These items can be used for serving appetizers or salads, separate or together as sets. Recently he started producing turned wood jewellery.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

HAMMER
Anka and Mile Perisic
Metal and Ironwork
This locksmith workshop, which has existed for 16 years now, was founded in 1995 and is synonymous with quality and professionalism. They used their skills to build a wrought iron business that produces gates, fences, furniture and home accessories for the local, regional, and Western European markets. Hammer offers tables, lamp stands, candleholders, wine holders, and racks. Each product is handmade which makes it unique by style and design.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Ino Slaj doo
Alexandar Samardziski
Woodwork
IIno Slaj is a family company established 25 years ago by the inventor Jovan Stanoevski. The main products are unique huge turned wood pieces (vases, plates, table stands, stools…) as well as wine boxes, and other woodware. Warm and lightweight, these works provide a unique decorative impact. Forms range from classic to contemporary.
Ino Slaj products are made of locally “found” beech wood.
Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk
Ivan Serafimov Corporate Gifts and Decorations, Decorative Items, Gallery Items, Gift Items, Woodwork
Serafimov has established a production of signature wooden chests and decorations each with a unique design with traditional Macedonian motifs. He often incorporates mythological or cultural ideas into his artwork.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Jelica Lazarevska Textiles
Jelica Lazareska is a high-energy entrepreneur who makes traditional hand-embroidered wedding costumes. Her costumes rely on traditional Albanian and Macedonian patterns and the skilled efforts of Albanian women in Tetovo. She also applies the rich srma (metallic thread) embroidery on pillows, table settings, and other home accessories.

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Katarina Doda Jewellery
Katarina Doda lives in Skopje and makes silver filigree. The filigree technique offers endless possibilities for making jewelry, starting with the traditional method of manufacture and implementing modern elements and precious stones decorations. She has taken part in many exhibitions and has been awarded for her designs and unique products.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Kubur
Milka Kuburovska
Fashion Accessories, Textiles, Gift Items
Milka’s unique and lively jersey slippers, bags, and caps started as fun gifts for family and friends, “Although the sale of my handwork started very unintentionally and spontaneously a few years ago,” says Milka, “I can’t say that my hands are suddenly becoming “creative”. You have to have the skill and talent. I got the talent from my mother who was very hardworking. The first slippers that I’ve made were from yarn and while I was walking in the house my cat was running and playing with them. The yarn is inspiring, but soon I realized that the jersey is more economical and more resistant, so I started to work with the jersey.”

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Lasoi doo
Sonja Stankovic
Handmade Soaps
Lasoi, from Skopje, produces handmade soaps and other different cosmetic products, such as aroma therapy, that are completely natural, without artificial additives and preservatives. Their products are original and unique in the Macedonian market.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Lujza Peneva Glass
Lujza uses modern techniques of thermo-fusing glass to make architectural details and products for everyday use, such as glass bowls and glass decorative tiles. She also makes jewelry which combines fused Murano glass with other materials.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Memorial house of Mother Teresa
Danica Angova
Ceramics,Terracotta, Corporate Gifts and Decorations, Gallery Items, Decorative items
The Memorial house of Mother Teresa is a non-profit organization financed by the Government of Republic of Macedonia. In the small souvenir shop “The Small Flower” they offer souvenirs inspired by the life and legacy of this saintly humanitarian.
The selection of high-quality handcrafts is made in collaboration with artists, sculptors, ceramic producers, architects, ethnologists, designers and artisans. All the products are handmade following the old, traditional method of production. They use natural materials and combination of terracotta, wood, fabrics, etc.
Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk
Makversal
Bobe Janevski
Toys, Woodwork
For those who value craftsmanship, quality and fun, Bobe Janevski from Probistip, Eastern Macedonia, offers a fine collection of wooden toys such as letters and animal-shaped puzzles. Each toy is carefully crafted with non-toxic paint and 100% child-safe design.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Marinovi dooel
Slave and Marija Marin
Macedonian National Souvenirs, Metal and Ironwork, Decorative Items, Jewellery
Slave Marin is a third-generation master coppersmith following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. From his boutique and workshop in Ohrid he offers a range of copper and brass products, including coffee sets, bowls, candleholders, napkin rings, clocks and jewellery with a range of unique silver, tin, and patina finishes. Every piece is hand-shaped, pieced, hammered and finished. Inside a small boutique on one of Ohrid’s shopping streets sits Slave Marin, a master copper engraver with years of experience. He is familiar with traditional Macedonian products as well as with the patterns and shapes popular with the Dutch and German tourists who kept him busy in years past.
Marija Marin, Slave’s daughter is a fourth-generation coppersmith, continuing the family tradition with her unique copper and brass jewellery. She applies contemporary design to her products while preserving tradition through her choice of materials and production processes.
Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk
Marjana Stojkovska Macedonian National Souvenirs
Marjana Stojkovska produces dolls clad in traditional Macedonian costumes, with intricate embroidery and fine attention to detail. Her dolls depict a large variety of styles and types of regional Macedonian traditional dress, from wedding garb to dancing costumes, to everyday clothing, with particular attention paid to regional and ethnic variations. Marijana has been certified by the Museum of Macedonia in production of dolls.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

MINART
Armine Piloyan Vrteska
Ceramics,Terracotta, Gallery Items, Jewellery
Armine Piloyan Vrteska was born in Armenia, and now lives in Skopje. Her inspiration to devote herself to the creation of clay pieces and handmade jewellery comes from the Armenian tradition and lifestyle, which is full of spirit and enthusiasm to enjoy forms and their contents. Armine attended art school for mastering clay technique and wax modelling for jewellery in Yerevan, 2002. She prepares clay jugs and cups for wine, salt-cellars, and various shapes from clay, and she also designs necklaces and earrings. Her works are rich with Armenian and Macedonian motifs and the cultural heritage of two old nations.

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Nacionalna rabotilnica Sv. Kliment Ohridski
Ljupco Panevski
Paper and paper products
Ljupco Panevski and his family produce specialty paper by hand with traditional European techniques and antique tools in their workshop situated in historic town of Ohrid. Every step is completed by hand. T he tools used for the business are antique and every step of the production is completed by hand. The workshop’s offerings include handmade paper wine bags, gift tags, gift bags, boxes, notepaper, cards and envelope sets, and decorative prints. The paper is made in a range of colors, textures, and motifs with special elements such as dried flowers or custom graphics printed on a reproduced Gutenberg press.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

“Ohridski biser”-familija Talevi Kliment i sin
Kliment Talev
Jewellery
“Natural pearls have an expiration date of 150 years, but an Ohrid Pearl lasts forever,” says Kliment Talev, whose family has passed the tradition from father to son for 80 years. This unique Ohrid jewel is made of Mother of Pearl and manually processed into a smooth finished product. The “Ohrid Pearl” is made out of a shell covered with an emulsion made from the local fish named “Plasica”. The pearls are made in three different shapes and various colourings and with a high velvety shine.

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Roska and Kiril Vasilevi Metal and Ironwork, Gallery Items, Gifts and Decorations
Roska and Kiril Vasilevi follow in the tradition of their family, creating a variety of wooden plaques bearing hammered copper images from the rich Macedonian tradition (folk costumes, archaeological finds, ancient ceramic ware for wine and crops, jewellery, etc). Their family has made these unique items for more then 40 years. They sell mostly to order, through souvenir shops, fairs and exhibitions.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Snezana Doneva
“My аrtworks are a mixture of skills, craftsmanship and drawing. They are a manifestation of my desire to create an imaginary world in which I tend to test my imagination and to provoke the imagination of the viewer.
My works belong to the “naïve art” but are derived from my fascination with art and freedom of expression.
I like to have different styles in my work. I felt that way I better develop my sense of color, shape and composition.”
Great desire to draw and an adoration of the wooden handcrafts made by her father inspired Snezana to do what she has done for 10 years and continues today. She produces a unique form of wood, and on that wood draws unique drawings.
Her works consist of images, clocks, magnets, holders for pens and pencils, decorative pictures for tables, and desks and hangers.
Her works were exhibited in several exhibitions and in the workshop “Atelje”.
Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk
Sokroviste
Gordana Risteska
Paper and paper products
Gordana Risteska carefully assembles and decorates handmade notebooks, albums, blank books, diaries and photo frames. She uses special marbling techniques and patinas to create unique designs and embellishes each piece with natural elements or handmade art.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Stanka Dimitrova Textiles, Fashion Accessories
Stanka Dimitrova produces unique handmade hats, gloves, shawls and woollen winter accessories. The materials she uses the most are wool and cotton. Her inspiration comes from the rich Macedonian folklore as well as from contemporary everyday living.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Stari Zanaeti Macedonian National Souvenirs, Corporate Gifts and Decorations, Gallery Items, Gift Items
Stari Zanaeti Negotino is an association of woodcarvers who share resources, tools, and space in an age-old tradition of the region. They hold workshops to teach new carvers, sell in their own gallery, and participate in craft fairs and exhibitions. They produce traditional high-relief and low-relief woodcarvings, free standing wood sculpture, furniture pieces (tables, chairs, bed boards, etc.), wooden “rakija” bottle covers, wine containers, bowls, book covers, boxes, and wooden games – all from walnut wood purchased locally through the Forest Service and through private companies.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Stojance Kostovski Musical Instruments
Stojance Kostovski lives on the slopes of the Skopska Crna Gora and is the most well-known instrument maker in the region. He produces traditional Macedonian “gajda” – a two-tone bagpipe, “kaval”, “supelka”, and “duduk” flutes made of ash wood, and “tapan” – a traditional wooden drum covered with goatskin on both sides. Instruments are available in a range from simple to elaborate. Each instrument is handcrafted and decorated with traditional patterns. Stojance additionally offers instructions in the playing of traditional Macedonian instruments and is also the lead “kaval” player for the Macedonian national folk ensemble “Tanec”.

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SZD Ro-mano
Kazim Skender, Tehamana
Leather Items
Ro-Mano exists for more then 11 years. It is a family business which involves three generations. Ro-mano produces all types of leather accessories, slippers, traditional shoes called “Opinci” , bags, and children booties.
Ro-mano sales on the local market through home, fairs and exhibitions.
Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk
Vitrum
Janko and Mimi Gogusevski
Glass
This Macedonian husband and wife team creates colourful masterpieces, from small accessories to large architectural installations, with the contemporary technique of thermo fusion glass as well as traditional leaded glass. Vitrum’s bright arrangements are shaped into mirrors and picture frames, candleholders, bowls, coasters, platters, and lamps. Though most of their business is by order, their shop has many smaller items which make attractive souvenirs.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Macedonian Housewives Association (ZDM)
Liljana Lakic
Macedonian National Souvenirs, Fashion Accessories, Textiles
The Macedonian Housewives Association (ZDM) is a non-governmental organization composed of around 50 women from all around Macedonia. The members of ZDM exhibit an endless variety of craft making skills. Each artisan is well-versed in handmade production and talented in detailed crochet, knitting, weaving, embroidery and bead work. The Association sells a large variety of products on the local market, including tablecloths, pillows, framed embroidery, and personal fashion accessories. Members have worked with several US and European designers to develop new collections of fashion accessories, Christmas ornaments, and pet accessories. The group’s leadership is highly attentive to details and motivated to satisfy clients.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk

Ziko – Teks
Zivko Anakiev
Textiles
Zhiko-teks is a small firm located in the village Orizari, near Kocani.
It has a production capacity of 6 looms and 18 employees, and produces hooked rugs and “kilim” – multicoloured flat-weave rugs, a Balkan specialty evolved from Anatolian early models. It also produces pillows and floor mats in the same manner.
Zhiko-teks can create custom designs, or recreate traditional motifs that have universal appeal.
Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk
Woodcarver’s Association Woodcarving
Woodcarver’s Association, formed in 1993, represents around 200 woodcarvers from all regions of Macedonia, predominantly from Ohrid, Bitola, and Skopje. Their repertoire includes unique wood-carved items primarily in walnut. Their pieces represent a range of different techniques: relief, sculpture, fine woodcarving (azur), shallow and deep carving; and incorporates motifs such as saints, icons, flora and fauna. All dimensions are available including iconostasis, sanctuary doors, furniture pieces, interior elements, decorative accessories, and custom orders.

Contact: vesna.a@matacraft.org.mk