Stone Ties

Videoproduction byVSŠ Sežana (Neža Pohleven mentored by Jernej Kastelec and Miša Keskenović)

Many dry-stone walls, especially those built alongside cart tracks, have so-called rabbit holes.

David Terčon

Every stone in the Karst landscape has its own face, even on one side and raw on the other, but of whatever kind, it tells the story of past life in the Karst and of the people, whose skill of dry-stone building transformed the environment into a cultural landscape of boundless dry-stone walls and other stone buildings.

The skill, knowledge and techniques of dry-stone building have been handed down from generation to generation. Nowadays, the Karst Dry-Stone Building Partnership holds a special responsibility for preserving these skills. The many training courses and workshops they organise help pass on this mastery to the younger generations.

Dry-stone walling was included on the UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2018, as has thus become heritage of all mankind.


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