Montenegro’s best handmade articles tend to be the edible kind (sadly Njeguški sir and pršut don’t ship too well) but there are a few rather nice souvenirs and handicrafts made locally.
Znuggle creates handcrafted soft toys in northern Montenegro. These toys are amazing as every part is made locally and by hand, from beginning to end. The ladies from Znuggle collect and spin the wool from their own sheep, dye the wool with local plants and colours, and then crochet the wool into these charming toys and dolls.
Buy handmade organic toys at Znuggle.me.
Olcinium sells delicious olive oil from their own trees, and olive wood handicrafts from their cellar door in Valdanos, near Ulcinj. They have grown olives for centuries and make tables, platters, cheese boards, and other decorations.
See Olcinium’s olive wood products on their Instagram.
Cvijet Lovćena (Flowers of Lovćen) creates necklace charms in the shape of flowers native to the coastal mountain and natural area of Lovćen.
See the flower necklaces from Cvijet Lovćena on their Instagram.
If you’re in Porto Montenegro in Tivat, check out Stories. It’s a homewares and accessories store selling products that are handcrafted or designed in Montenegro.
Find Stories in person at Porto Montenegro or follow their Instagram.
Enjoy! The art and craft industry in Montenegro is still developing and I hope to add more to this list in future.
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