- The most important production center of wooden dishes and wooden toys were villages in western Slovakia, in the Nove' Mesto nad Va'hom district. Production in this area became more important after 1850. The end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century saw the greatest expansion of production and sales, and the traders worked in Vienna and Budapest. After 1918 they concentrated on Bohemia, where there was a better market for wooden dishes than in Slovakia, based on remaining household production[?].
Traders visited several towns in Moravia (Brno, Zli'n, Ostrava, Te^s~i'n) and in Bohemia (Prague, C~eska' Li'pa, Karlovy' Vary, Plzen~, Beroun, Maria'nske La'zne^, C~eske' Bude^jovice), where they sold in marketplaces or house-to-house in the surrounding villages. It is interesting that, in Vienna, the traders did not go home immediately after they sold their goods, but bought southern fruits in the Viennese market and then sold them in the surrounding villages.(27)
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