Our Lady Of The Rocks – The Jewel Of Bay Of Boka
The little town of Perast, a treasure trove of valuable works of the cultural, historical, and artistic heritage of Boka Bay is nestled in one of the most beautiful areas of Boka Bay (Boka Kotorska, Бока Которска), at the base of the hill of St. Elias (Sveti Ilija, Свету Илија). Its valuable monuments, churches, chapels, slender bell-towers, the City Museum, exquisite palaces, balconies and coats of arms have all been well-preserved.
During the winter, it is protected from the northern winds, turned towards the sun and the sea, while a comfortable breeze from Verige (Вериге) helps cool down the town during the heat of the summer. Two picturesque islets stand guard before it. The natural islet of St. George (Sveti Đorđe, Свети Ђорђе) houses a
Special attention of numerous visitors is drawn to the smaller painting, which presents the top part of the main altar with the woven painting of Our Lady of the Rocks covered with a silver shackle.
This was a votive painting made by Jacinta Kunić, who, according to tradition, patiently wove the painting for 25 years. It is considered one of the most beautiful needle-point works in our country. It is especially interesting that, in addition to silk, silver, and gold thread, the artist used natural hair to weave the hair of the characters in the painting. From the signature, we learn that the
The carved stern is a part of an elaborate little boat that was Perast on special occasions.