Mug – Matka Monastery
Ceramic mug with handicrafts of the reflection of the current appearance of the monastery temple dedicated to the “Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos” – Matka, made of contour pastes. Тhe manufacturing process includes baking for fastening and greater colour durability.
The temple, recognizable by its architecture, was built in 1337 after the model of the temples of Mount Athos, in the form of an embossed cross with a dome. In the walls themselves, as a testimony to the existence of an older temple, and a kind of display of the continuity of the Liturgical life, are built stone parts of the altar iconostasis, pillars, pilasters with and without stone plastic all from the IV century. The temple itself has a central place in the monastery-Matka, and is its main feature.