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Title: Plants used in traditional handicrafts in several Balkan countries
Authors: Dogan, Yunus
Nedelcheva, Anely M
Dragica, Obratov-Petković
Padure, Ioana M
Keywords: Balkan countries
Traditional handicrafts
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: B27, G10D
Abstract: The aim of the study is to show some of the most common and popular plants used as raw in some traditional handicrafts in Balkan countries, in relation to the natural plant resources and national traditions. The information is gathered largely from literature, analyzing the findings in the existing ethnographic collections as well as field collected data and interviewed during field survey conducted during 2006-2007 more than 50 local informants using non-structured interviews. Arundo donax, Cannabis sativa, Corylus avellana, Fagus sylvatica, Fagus orientalis, Morus alba, Phragmites australis, Salix spp., Typha angustifolia, Urtica dioica, Vitex agnus-castus were found to be commonly used in the manufacturing of wood articles, mats & rugs making, basketry and fibers producing.
Page(s): 157-161
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.07(1) [January 2008]

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