DRY STONE WALLING WORKSHOP: MRGARI – LJUBIMER
18.05. & 19.05.2022., 8:00
Learn the principles and application of traditional drywall construction techniques, under the expert guidance of mentor Mislav Tovarc, mag. archeology, from the association "4 cities of Dragodid".
On the eve of the Black Sheep festival, on May 18 and 19, free educational pre-workshops on drywall construction are being organized on the mrgari at Ljubimer, with participation being possible on both days or only one of the two offered.
Departure is at 8 am, from Zarok (at the end of Vela plaža).
Participants/volunteers must have sturdy footwear and work clothes, while they will be provided with gloves and brunches in the field.
Sign-up for pre-workshops is by phone +385 91 185 6533 or e-mail email@example.com, Branka Polonijo (Sinjali Society).
Big restauration of the mrgari at Ljubimer: https://www.facebook.com/events/3157827661157517
The organizers of the workshop are the Sinjali Society, the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Baška, and the Association "4 cities of Dragodid".
DRYWALL RESTORATION: MRGARI – LJUBIMER
A big call to action to restore the mrgari at Ljubimer, as part of the Black Sheep festival, will be held on May 21st.
Departure is at 8 am, from Zarok (at the end of Vela plaža). Participants/volunteers must have sturdy footwear and work clothes, while they will be provided with gloves and brunches in the field.
Sign-ups are accepted by calling +385 91 185 6533 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Restauration pre-workshops: https://www.facebook.com/events/447468077139158
Mrgari are the most beautiful example of the old dry-stone technique of stacking stone on stone, without any binding material. They have the shape of large stone flowers, and are used for sorting sheep of different owners on common terrains, the rocky plateaus above the Baška valley.
There are 15 sheepfolds left in the municipality of Baška, and in some of them up to 1,500 sheep can be gathered. Today, unfortunately, they are less and less used, and are rapidly declining. The sun, wind, rain and salt are destroying the fragile stone structures, there are fewer shepherds using them, and there is no one to restore them. Mrgari are unique and rare; except on the island of Krk, they are known only in Great Britain in Wales, Iceland and Switzerland, in the Alps, the canton of Wallis.