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  • House of Blata (Marschland) Holašovice

    House of Blata is subtype of House of South Bohemia, which is divided to two forms: Hlubocká (zbudovská) Blata and Soběslavsko-veselská Blata. Houses were builded in architectural style "rustic baroque" with very rich decorated facades. Majority of stone or brick farms was builded during the 19th. century. Village Holašovice with many traditional houses in style "rustic baroque" is from the year 1998 under UNESCO protection.

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  • House of Central Bohemian Uplands Ostré

    This form of house is local type of House of North Bohemia in the Central Bohemia Uplands. Farmsteads were during the 18th. and 19th. Century builded mostly of stones and bricks, often was used combination of log, timbered and brick with simple facade in style of classicism.

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  • House of North Bohemia Staré Splavy

    House of North Bohemia can we found in the whole nort Bohemia and partly in north west and nort east Bohemia. This form of house has two subtypes - House of Central Bohemian Uplands and House of Jizera region. Log houses with floor have rich decorated shields and courtyard balcony. This form of house is one of most representative log buildings in the Czech Republic. The construction is very often mixed - log, timbered and brick.

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  • House of Slaný region Třebíz

    House of Slaný region was extended not only around Slaný city but was penetrate towards to Prague. This form od traditional house od nord west Bohemia is building of stones of has timbered floor, which merges with surrounding strings. This kind of timbered construction is called "lepenicové zdivo". Lot of extant houses have their basis date to the 15th. century.

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  • House of Krušné (Ore) Mountains Krušnohorský dům

    Local traditional form od house of nord west Bohemia. For thus kind of house is typical unification of farm and living spaces under the one roof. House was earlier log, late stone with timbered floor and with high roof, often covered with slate or asbestos cement roofing.

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  • House of Cheb region Táborská

    Highly artistic valued form of traditional house of nord west Bohemia. The house of Cheb region is timbered building from wide are of Cheb. Log or brick farmsteads have timbered floor with esthetics value - richly decorated, geometrical structures and polychromy.

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  • House of Aš region Hranice

    This traditional form of the house in northwest Bohemia is limited only in region of Aš city. Houses were mostly log or partially brick. Often is used boarding for wind protection and houses have relatively high roof.

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  • Folk architecture in the Czech Republic Pihel

    Study of Folk or Traditional architecture inludes not only houses, their interior and farm buildings. One part of traditional architecture are technical and traffic buildings and their technical parameters. This article contains scientific classification of all kinds of folk architecture in the Czech Republic with all their subtypes.

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  • Folk costume in Slovenia

    Folk costume in Slovenia

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  • Traditional architecture in Slovenia Kranjska Gora - folk architecture

    Types of traditional architecture in Slovenia

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  • Building interior

    Different historical types in Slovenia

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  • Folk, music, dance in Slovenia

    Folk, music, dance in different regions in Slovenia

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  • Folk ceremoniousness and religious life

    Folk ceremoniousness and religious life in Slovenia

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  • Folk art – painting, sculpture, grave-stones…

    Slovenian folk art

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  • Cultural landscape in Slovenia The Alpine cultural landscape is idyllically presented with the village Čadrg in

    Cultural landscapes in Slovenia

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  • Abstracts from the conference Traditional Food Culture in Central Europe Traditional food and wine

    The conference was organized in frame of ETNOFOLK project by Research Centre for the Humanities at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. It took place on April 19th 2013 in Budapest.

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  • Timber rafting

    Timber rafting - A seasonal log transportation method in which logs are tied together into rafts, or so called raft boards, and pulled along watercourses. In the Czech lands timber floating was performed mainly on the south Bohemian rivers and the largest market was Germany.

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  • Basketry

    Basketry - The craft of making baskets and other objects made of wicker. Besides handicraft, basketry occurred also in the form of domestic production. Basket makers weaved not only to meet their own needs, but they also made baskets for their community-seasonally or occasionally. In the Czech lands ,basket making has been documented since the later Neolithic period, illustrated from the 14th century. From the 18th until the beginning of the 20th century ,centers of collective basket production were established in several areas, some of these centers worked until the last decade of the 20th century. Agricultural baskets were made of unpeeled twigs, whereas peeled twigs were used for finer pieces.

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  • Horse breeding Turgenev

    Horse breeding - mainly used to obtain tractive force, later for transportation purposes. It relates usually to the pack horses (Equus caballus). At the end of the Neolithic period and in the early Bronze Age, horses came to the area of central Europe. Until the turn of the 10th and 11th century the number of horses was relatively low, after which it started to increase. From the 18th century state stud farms began to appear. Horses were extensively used until the 19th century, when their breeding began to decline slowly. By the mid-20th century there was a rapid decrease in the number of horses bred. Today horses are bred mainly for sport, to a lesser extent for labour (wood transport in forests), tourism or representative purposes. In the Czech lands the Kladruby horse, Lipizzan horse, the Thoroughbred horse, and the Czech and Moravian horses have been bred. Less serious diseases and injuries were treated by blacksmiths, whereas severe conditions in more recent times were treated by vets.

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  • Gingerbread making

    Gingerbread making - has been considered an urban food craft with products such as gingerbread and marzipan. In earlier times gingerbread was produced in moulds with Christian motifs, later shaped into secular motifs as well. Gingerbread making was brought to the Czech lands from Germany in the 14th century and became part of folk culture in the first half of the 19th century. In addition to gingerbread and marzipan gingerbread makers could also produce wax products.

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