Reviving traditional crafts in Slovakia

Slovak cultural association Microregion Juzne Sitno used EAFRD support to organise courses in ceramic production and wool processing, reviving a local tradition.

Project summary: 

Traditional local methods of ceramic production and wool processing were in danger of dying out in Slovakia’s microregion of Juzne Sitno. A local association sought to revive the traditions through courses taught by local experts.

Slovak cultural association Microregion Juzne Sitno used EAFRD support to organise courses in ceramic production and wool processing taught by local experts. They also promoted the courses through information leaflets and the display of products at regional cultural events.  

Project results: 

Revived interest in the local traditions of ceramic production and wool processing among different generations.

Participants learnt not only about the crafts, but about the lives, culture and traditions of their ancestors as well as about folk art in general. 

Participants continue to perform the crafts and some plan to develop the hobby into a regular activity.

An exhibition was arranged to promote their work.