SLOVENIAN TRADITIONAL HANDCRAFTS – KEEPING THEM ALIVE in Australia
Slovenians in Australia have kept some of the Slovenian handcrafts traditiions since the arrival.
Ladies have produced many intricate works of Idrija lace, embroidery and cross stitch – all with love of the Slovenia that they left behind, bringing back the memories of the homeland.
In time of sadness they stiched ther pain into the unique patterns for families, friends – Slovenian and Australian, which they respected their talents.
They exhibited and demonstrated their works and skills at many multicultural festivals.
The men as well have created masterpieces in wood, clay and iron.
Slovenians in Australia are proud of their heritage: the history, literature, culture and customs.
Yes, Slovenians are a proud nation – they carry the Slovenian traditions and respect with pride in their hearts.
In past years the Slovenian language schools were established in Australia.
Slovenian Writers and Poets excelling in prose and poetry
Dr Elizabeth Tomažič released the From Hearts and Hands cookbook, which has favourite recipes from Australian Slovenian cooks
The Slovenian Drama groups were established.
The Slovenian Folkdancing groups were established.
Keeping Slovenian songs and music alive – Katarina Vrisk’s Anthology of Australian Slovenian Musicians is not available in digital form.
The craft exhibitions were a major contribution to many cultural events.
And a beekeeping classes were introduced.
Frank Jelovčan – wood carving (he died in 2017)
The Late Milan Majcen – Lectova srca (gingerbread hearts) – confectioner, who for many years made many hearts for various Slovenian celebrations and multicultural festivities
Slovenian Adult Language Class – Dražgoški medeni kruhki (honey bread) made them in the class
Vinko Rizmal and an Old Slovenian vine
The inventor Marjan Krajnc and SpikeMaster 1000
Hand made baskets photos
Straw Art photos
Palm Sunday bundles – Ljubljana region
Slovenian Easter Eggs photos
Ribnica suha roba photos
Handmade instruments: quitars and bass
Pottery whistles photos
Pottery of Prekmurje photos
Wrought iron works – Kropa, photos
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