Carving in Macedonia
In Macedonia the carving activity was flourishing, particularly from the XVII century on. Unfortunately, a small number of carvings from the preceding centuries (14th and 15th) have been preserved. However, the preserved ones prove that the carving in Macedonia was highly developed. In the fast development of the carving art in Macedonia in the XVII century Mount Athos played a major role. Under the influence of the centre for artistic carvings of Mount Athos, in other parts of Macedonia opulent iconostases were made. Some of them still adorn certain Macedonian churches - St. Archangel in the village of Kuceviste, the region of Skopje; St. Nikola in the village of Slepce, the region of Prilep; etc. During the XVIII and the subsequent centuries the development of the carving was even faster.