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Re: Handicrafts--34 - SHOES

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  • cousinjanie1004
    Shoes shown in photo...is there anywhere shoes like that can be purchased now??? They are lovely! photot: http://www.slovakfolkart.sk/images/P1010047.jpg
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 18, 2010
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      Shoes shown in photo...is there anywhere shoes like that can be purchased now???
      They are lovely!

      photot: http://www.slovakfolkart.sk/images/P1010047.jpg >





      --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Fedor, Helen" <hfed@...> wrote:
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      > Since the 18th century, domestic production of wooden kitchen and agricultural utensils was of great economic and cultural importance in the region of the Slovak-Moravian borderland (Stara' Tura', Lubina, and others). Turned and hollowed out [?] dishes, and after World War I, wooden toys as well, were exported from this region to the whole of the central Danube area.(23)
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      > Domestic production of leather and furs for market purposes was not very extensive, although most of the peasants in mountain regions knew how to produce these items. This type of production focused only on krpce < http://www.slovakfolkart.sk/images/P1010047.jpg >, shoes with straps (in 1930 there were 369 domestic producers of krpce for the market), fur coats (70 producers), and harnesses (10 producers). Production was concentrated in the regions of the upper and central Vah Valley, Spis~, Orava, Kysuce, and Horehronie. Domestic products made of clay, metal, and stone were also widespread, but their importance was only regional.(24)
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      > Artisan and domestic production connected Slovakia to a wide area of central Europe economically and culturally. Economic developments in Slovakia allowed domestic production of handicrafts to exist side by side with factory production and industry. Each of the organizational forms and methods of producing handicrafts played a role in forming the folk culture of Slovakia, and also influenced the folk culture of neighboring ethnic societies via bartering.
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