Heritage Trails from the Idrijca to the Kolpa
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Woodenware vessels Woodenware  
49. FRANC JAKLIČ WOODENWARE VESSELS  
address Sajevec 16, 1310 Ribnica
telephone 01 83 62 142
gsm 041 916 706
location Ribnica
season spring, summer, fall
visiting hours every day
group reservations yes
reservations contact Franc Jaklič
length of tour independent visit: 20 min
guided tour: 1 hour
entrance fee groups 2,000 SIT
local guide yes
length of tour: 1 hour
number of seats: 50
languages: Slo, Cro
picnic area yes
excursion possibilities Nova Štifta pilgrimage church, Woodenware Museum in Ribnica Castle
special features Purchase of souvenirs and handicraft items
bus parking yes
parking for automobiles yes
access for invalids yes

 

Making wooden bowls and other vessels is one of the oldest handicraft activities in the Ribnica Valley. Following this tradition, Franc Jaklič manufactures as many as twenty-five different types of wooden vessels. On the tour of his workshop, he presents visitors the history and basic techniques of manufacturing wooden vessels and shows them the unique tools and devices used in the process. He excels in the special manual skills required and is extremely knowledgeable about the types of wood he uses.
50. TOMAŽ KOŠIR WOODENWARE  
address Kot 26, 1310 Ribnica
telephone 01 83 60 213
gsm 041 365 544
fax 01 836 25 75
location Ribnica
season spring, summer, fall
visiting hours by prior arrangement
group reservations yes
reservations contact Tomaž Košir
length of tour 1 hour
entrance fee 2,000 SIT
local guide yes
length of tour: 1 hour
number of seats: 40
languages: Slo, Cro
excursion possibilities Nova Štifta pilgrimage church, Woodenware Museum in Ribnica Castle
special features handmade woodenware items
bus parking yes
parking for automobiles yes
The manufacture of woodenware is one of the oldest and most widespread handicrafts in Slovenia. In the 15th century, the inhabitants of the Ribnica and Kočevje regions were granted the right to sell their woodenware and pottery products throughout the Hapsburg's Austrian Empire, and the Ribnica peddler subsequently became a familiar and welcome figure across Europe. The tradition of manufacturing and peddling woodenware is continued by Tomaž Košir, who makes small and large sieves, riddles, and bowls.