Explore Armenia
and Croatia

Discover two countries new to the Homo Faber Guide: Armenia and Croatia. Travel to Croatia’s Mediterranean coastlines or to Armenia’s rugged mountain landscapes, in search of craftsmanship jewels hidden within their regions.  From mosaic makers to cross-stone sculptors, a cooper to a paper maker, be inspired by the unique stories of Armenian and Croatian master artisans and rising stars, learn about their techniques and customs, as they reveal life in their workshops and the influence of rich territorial customs.

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Meet the makers

Hambik Hambardzumyan 
Stone sculptor

Hambik specialises in cross-stone carving, an ancient Armenian tradition passed down to him by his father. His open-air studio is known as a hidden gem of Old Yerevan where visitors can watch the artisans in action and have a go themselves during a workshop.


Danijela Pičuljan

Danijela creates striking sculptures from charmotte clay, porcelain and fibreglass. Her experimental approach results in intriguing forms and textures, inspired by organic shapes she encounters in the surrounding nature.


Gohar Sargsyan
Textile printer

Gohar creates colourful silk scarves inspired by the local flora and fauna found near to Yerevan. She loves sharing her skills with enthusiasts, teaching them to hand paint their own scarves at her family studio.



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