Traditional Crafts

Straw Products 

One of the rare traditional crafts still preserved in Prekmurje with long-lasting tradition in Lipovci is knitting straw products. This handicraft skill has been preserved in Lipovci for 50 years and three families still perform it. They knit rye straw by using wheat ears just for decoration. The procedure of preparing the straw for knitting is very important. First, the unripe rye is being cut, dryed and cleaned. Before knitting, the straw has to be moistened so that it is easier to bend.
Typical straw products are doužnjek (chandelier), vases, amphoras, baskets, hearts, Christmas decoration and other decorative and appliable products.

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