Trg dr. Franje Tuđmana, Sinj
The Cetinska Krajina Region has always provided fertile ground for the development of the rich heritage of the skillfully-made and unique handicrafts and authentic products. For five years now Sinj has hosted the Rural Products Fair. Small- and -medium-sized family farms of the Sinj rural area are given a golden opportunity to acquaint consumers with the traditional homemade products which can hardly be found in any other place.
Visitors can taste and buy choosing from assorted high quality food products: a selection of homemade cheeses, honey and other bee products, homemade smoked and cured meats, wines, brandies, liqueurs, oils, eco products, etc. A wide variety of traditional souvenirs, hand embroidery, utensils and decorative items as well as natural material jewellery are also exhibited.
The exhibits and delicacies are of priceless value, which is the result of a great effort invested in order to get a final product of the unique quality and in keeping with an ancient tradition, passed down from parent to child over many generations. In this way, many crafts and the secrets of the master craftsmen are saved from the fate of oblivion.
Exhibited at the Sinj Rural Products Fair, grandma’s opanci and embroidered sheets, grandpa’s pipe and carved walking stick, mother’s uštipci and kroštule, have stopped being a mere remnant of the past to become the keeper of family treasure and identity.
The whole programme is further enriched through the performances of the cultural clubs and the Sinj majorettes, while the spirit of priceless heritage is revived through their selected repertoire.
Foto: Branko Čović
Tekst: Anđela Šuste