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Good Practices

Please note the following information is available in English only.
The toolkit of of good practices is one of the outcomes of the project ETNOFOLK that involved project partners from four countries of Central Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia). The objective was to collect examples of good practices in preservation, promotion and utilisation of folk culture heritage. Browse the Good Practices below or read more about the toolkit.

  • The Pottery Tradition of Mezőtúr
    Hungary | Clay-industry

    In the mid-19th century, pottery making rose to fame among the abundance of rich handcraft traditions in Mezőtúr – a town in the southern part of the Great Cumanian region of East-Central Hungary. The practical household crockery as well as the exclusively decorative pieces quickly spread throughout the country. Historically, Mezőtúr earned a place of distinction for its country market-fairs and its dishware – a heritage that is still very much alive and continually developing today. The pottery tradition of Mezőtúr has been inscribed on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Hungary in 2009.

  • Koliščarski dan – The Pile dwellers Day
    Slovenia | Weaving, Folk ceremoniousness and annual customs, Clay-industry

    Pile Dwellers Day (www.dejanveranic.wix.com/vdezelikoliscarjev), first organized by the local Association Fran Govekar Ig (www.drustvo-frangovekar.si/kolicarski_dan.html) five years ago (2008) in an area where people lived in pile dwellings 6600 years ago, is becoming a one-day living history festival with activities suitable for families.

  • The Traditional Pottery Fair in Beroun
    Czech Republic | Clay-industry

    Beroun has a rich history in the development of ceramics. Archaeological excavations have revealed that unique ceramic forms have been produced here since the 14th century. The name of this type of ceramic product was „Beroun Ceramics“.