Title: Tinker craft
Category: Metal and ironwork
Country: originally northwestern Slovakia, later the whole Slovakia
Period: XX Century
Provided by: Comenius
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production is registered as an intangible cultural heritage of Slovak republic. The tinkers symbolized the Slovaks in the 19th century. Originally tinkers repaired holes in metal vessels such as pots or
pans, later they produced practical household things and kitchenware. The “mobile”
tinkers journeyed from village to village with tinkers’ backpacks, where they
had everything they needed. Later they spread from Slovakia abroad, even to
distant countries, like Russia, USA, Argentina or Australia. Able wireworkers
later founded professional workshops and guilds, later even manufactories.
Although this craft was gradually replaced by manufacturing at the beginning of
the 20th century, it has been preserved in its artistic – craft form
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