Valorization of the traditional crafts
During the week from 04-08 September 2013 three extraordinary exhibitions opened in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) – in Sarajevo, Trebinje and Široki Brijeg.
The works presented at the exhibitions are the result of cooperation of the students from the Arts Academies in those three cities with the traditional crafts workshops, all under the project “Valorisation of the traditional crafts in BiH”, implemented by Oxfam in BiH, under the SeeNet programme.
Over the period of almost a year students of three Academies have been cooperating with the traditional craftsmen working as twisters, brush makers, cobblers and silversmiths. During this cooperation a pilot assortment of products have been created, which present the blend of tradition and modern creativity.
Result of this cooperation is experimental production of the pilot assortment, with the tradition in its base, while student’s creativity presents the upgrade through modernisation, with the emphasis on the functionality and usage of these products in everyday life.
“Valorisation of the traditional crafts” is part of the wider SeeNet programme, under which Oxfam implements project “Development of cultural tourism in Mostar, Sarajevo and Skopje”, within which the establishment of “House of Crafts” in Sarajevo and Museum/Interpretational centre – MuM in Mostar are also supported.