On Rajo’s connection with traditional crafts
Traditional Slovak crafts are worthy of our attention, so that future generations will know the skills of their ancestors. That’s why we have teamed up with Slovak craftsmen who are keeping their crafts alive. In a series of short instructions we tell you the secrets of how to make something nice right in your home using the traditional crafts of our predecessors. Follow us and discover #tradicnenetradicne
Tinkers were very skilled folk masters who were able to make functional and decorative household items, jewellery or other things by various techniques of weaving with wire. However, they often repaired ceramics, sheet metal and other utility items, too. This craft was done by people from the poorest parts of Slovakia, who travelled on foot other areas to help people with minor repairs. You don't have to become a wandering tinker to master this art yourself and make your own piece #tradicnenetradicne.
Weaving willow sticks into baskets was once a common household craft. Weaving a basket or a common whip was a cinch for them. Today, this craft is truly unique and has taken a distinguished place among traditional Slovak folk crafts. A few tips on how to deal with the processing of wicker can be useful if you would like to learn something #tradicnenetradicne.
Blueprinting is a traditional craft of dyeing fabrics that dates from the 18th century. Dyeing textiles with this technique is a real art. After all, a master of this craft must be a woodcarver in order to produce an good mould for imprinting on the fabric, but also a chemist to successfully mix a functional colouring mixture and ultimately a very skilled technician who will complete the production work himself. This craft is registered as an intangible cultural heritage of Slovakia in the UNESCO heritage list. Turn your living room into a workshop and try something #tradicnenetradicne.
This craft came here in the 16th century with the arrival of German miners and families, but after several centuries Slovak patterns have also been influenced by Polish, Belgian, Italian or other lace styles. At first glance, this complex method in which the fingers are intertwined with sticks and threads is actually a true art, but with a little effort and patience it can be learned. To do this, you need a textile roller on a wooden base, bobbins, yarn, pins and a pattern sheet. Try it out following our instructions on Instagram #tradicnenetradicne.
Crocheting was also popularly called “hooking” and in the past was not seen as a special craft, although the first mention of it dates back to the 19th century. The point of this method lies in the fact that the crocheting is done by stitching from one thread with one hook or using one’s own fingers. A variety of coloured fringes for textiles, folk costume as well as gloves or warm woollen slippers are all crocheted. With us you can try to crochet a practical net bag #tradicnenetradicne.
HUSTÝ TRADIČNÝ YOGHURT PLAIN
milk, cream, yoghurt culture, Lactobacillus acidophilus culture, Bifidobacterium lactis culture
|Fats:||7 g, of this saturated fatty acids 3,9 g|
|Carbohydrates:||2,6 g, of this sugar 2,6 g|
HUSTÝ TRADIČNÝ YOGHURT STRAWBERRY
milk, cream, flavouring component 20% (sugar, strawberries 35%, strawberry puree 20%, starch, lemon juice concentrate, stabilizer: pectins (fibre); colouring black carrots concentrate), yoghurt culture, Lactobacillus acidophilus culture, Bifidobacterium lactis culture
|Fats:||5,7 g, of this saturated fatty acids 3,1 g|
|Carbohydrates:||12 g, of this sugar 11 g|
HUSTÝ TRADIČNÝ YOGHURT CHOCOLATE
milk, cream, flavouring component 20% (water, sugar, powdered chocolate 26.5%: sugar, cocoa powder; starch, lemon juice concentrate, Bourbon vanilla extract, dried whole milk), yoghurt culture, Lactobacillus acidophilus culture, Bifidobacterium lactis cultures
|Fats:||6,0 g, of this saturated fatty acids 3,3 g|
|Carbohydrates:||12 g, of this sugar 12 g|
MATURING IN A POT
Maturing is a traditional but demanding production process in which the maturing conditions at the optimum temperature must be observed 100%. After sinking into traditional yoghurt with a spoon, a characteristic quarry is created. Hustý Tradičný Yoghurt is genuinely alive, so not every production will taste and look the same. This is a sign of its originality and authenticity.
YOGHURT WHICH IS A MODEL
Hustý Tradičný Yoghurt is made by a maturing method in the yoghurt pot, which is based on the tradition of the original production of honest and exceptionally dense yoghurt, so the spoon stands up in it without wavering. Plain yoghurt contains only what it made of: milk, cream and probiotic cultures. Flavours are also important, and therefore they are free of unnecessary flavourings and dyes to give you the experience of a garden of paradise.
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