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« on: February 12, 2013 05:00:28 AM »







I am not sure if this is the right place, but I would like to share with you photos of these beautiful wooden toys of Croatia - tradition that dates back in the 19th century: crafters were very active even 200 years ago. The method of their production was passed on from generation to generation in some families and has been kept to this day. The peculiarity is that they are handmade by men and mostly painted by women. In the year 2009 UNESCO  declared them as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. If you are near Zagreb, visit Etnographic museum and the exhibition: World of toys where you can see more of them.

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013 06:21:31 AM »

They're beautiful!  Did you make them?
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013 09:30:34 AM »

No, I didn't (unfortunately). These toys are examples of Croatian traditional wooden toys that are still handmaded, and currently there is an exhibition of those toys in Zagreb.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2013 06:46:39 PM »

I especially love the pony and carriage toy.  Smiley  It gives me ideas for the Christmas tree this year.  Cheesy  Thanks for posting!!!!
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