Craft

Craft

The Land of Celje is home to a rich tradition of various types of crafts. Works of art produced by today’s artisans are often backed by a national certificate (Art & Craft Slovenia). Hand-made items, which represent a priceless connection with the past, make a great gift or souvenir.

Besides apiculture and honey and wax products, the area is known for one of the oldest crafts in Slovenia, i.e. gingerbread-making. Herbalism is also very popular, and you can take a guided tour or join workshops on the use of herbs in medicine and nutrition. Making paper flowers used to be very popular, but unfortunately today it’s very difficult to find somebody who has truly mastered it. The production of original items of straw and plaiting materials typical of the area of the Dravinja Valley is well-preserved. Pottery, clog-making and cooperage are also still active.
 
The shoemaker’s trade is still lively in Vransko, where the great granddaughter of the founder makes shoes, joining tradition with modern features.