EFEDebar, North Macedonia

Just over two hours away from Skopje, the Rajcica Monastery emerges as one of the rustic treasures of North Macedonia. Not only is this place of worship devoted to prayer but also famous for its traditional crafting of mitres.

“Our crowns,” says sister Efimija, one of the monastery’s nuns, referring to mitres, one of the most significant symbols of the Orthodox Christian faith.EFE