The Sixth Fair of Old Crafts

Saturday, 6 August, 2016 (All day)

The Sixth Fair of Old Crafts was held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 in the Open-air Museum “Old Village” in Sirogojno. In addition to the craft products, the Museum visitors were presented some of the traditional techniques used in making products: weaving, knitting, wool pressing, embroidery, making Zlakusa pottery on hand wheel, production of wooden bottles, casks and barrels, woven baskets, Licider hearts. Some traditional dishes were prepared in Zlakusa pottery products on the hearth in the Museum house, while children who attended the workshop Intertwining Threads could learn the simplest way of making fabric by warp and weft interweaving.

Artisans and guests were addressed by the event organizer Snezana Tomić, museum advisor, Branko Blagojević director of the Museum and Dr. Nedeljko B. Radosavljević, scientific advisor in Historical Institute Belgrade who spoke about the importance of preserving the craft knowledge and skills. With the toast given by Zlatibor toasters, the Fair was officially opened.

The Fair of Old Crafts was realized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.