Merlin Association for Promotion of Creativity

Merlin Association has launched the design of souvenirs - the memories inspired by the sources from the autochthon past of Pula, based on the ancient Roman theater and Roman history. We are making the original souvenirs, inspired by the stone masks from the Small Roman Theater in the Archaeological Museum of Istria, from natural materials (clay and plaster casts), painted and covered with the patina of red and gray soil, as if they have been only recently unearthed from some location in Istria or Pula.

LION ROMAN SOLDIER DIONYSIUS JUPITER
AUGUST TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS ROMAN SANDAL MIRROR with olive branch
AGRIPINA VESPASIAN AND ANTONIA CENIDA SMALL MASK OF ROMAN THEATER TORSO
MUSICIAN TWIN GATES ROMAN GALLY FEMALE HEAD - PATRICIAN WOMAN
VENUS VASE AND LION GLADIATORS DIANA

 

Weaving and embroidery workshops are developing the idea of the revival of decorative objects and parts of the traditional Istrian costumes as the original and specific textile souvenir.

Facol – bili rakamani (female scarf) Weaved scarfs and over-tablecloths Tkanica – weaved belt of Istrian traditional female costume Weaved bags and re-design of jeans