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Folk architecture

Folk architecture in Orava is represented by close contact of a man with nature. The main construction material was timber.

Folk costumes

The Orava folk costumes are characteristic by variety, colourfulness and originality of patterns. They were mostly made from linen cloth, wool and leather.

Folk crafts

Folk crafts represent a wide area of traditional folk culture. Craftsmen were making various tools, clothes and other useful things. The best known crafts in the Orava region were pottery, stonemasonry, wood-carving, linen making, bell-founding and building.

Folk culture

The folk culture in the Orava region was tightly connected with the folk traditions during the whole year. Important events such as weddings or other special holidays were a good opportunity for entertainment. Carnivals and dance parties on St. Katherine's Day or on St. Stephen's Day have a long history of existence.

Folk customs

Folk customs and traditions, which were carried out all year round, formed inseparable part of people´s life in Orava region.

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