These super brands of Dubrovnik, the region and Croatia are the result of a long tradition and good Dalmatian climate. Exquisite combinations of nature and cultural factors guarantee the uniqueness of these products. If you want to taste or feel the tradition, we advise you to try them or see them.
Well-known Croatian red wine named after the grape variety mostly cultivated on Pelješac localities is highly praised around the world. The variety is cultivated all over Dalmatia but the most famous localities are Dingač and Postup on the Pelješac peninsula. Plavac Mali is rich in flavour and high in both alcohol and tennis.
This traditional folk dance is accompanied by lijerica, an old pear-shaped instrument with three strings plays with a bow, is typical of the region. It was named after the nickname of Niko Lale, a man from Župa Dubrovačka whose portrait by Vlaho Bukovac is displayed on the ceiling of the Marin Držić Theatre. Folk dance company performs linđo in Dubrovnik’s Lazareti on Mondays and Fridays from May till the end of October, and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. The dance master plays lijerica on his left knee, while stamping with his right foot, thus dictating rhythm to the dancers. They move in a circle around the dance master, who gives commands and rhyme, humorous and often ambiguous. Folk costumes are always linked withthe dance, especially those from Konavle decorated with genuine ornaments, Konavle embroidery.
The region has a long tradition of jewellery making. It was made of gold, silver or corals usually for churches, monasteries or notable foreigners. Jordan queen Rania bought handmade earrings from Konavle (vežilice) and popularized Dubrovnik jewellery production. Original traditional jewels are displayed in the Dubrovnik Ethnographic Museum and some replicas can be bought at some jeweller’s shops in the city.
ARGOSY, LAĐA AND TRUPICA
Argosy (or local karaka), was a large merchant ship constructed in Dubrovnik from the 14th till 17th c. The largest ship in the Mediterranean had three to four masts and up to 40 cannons as a protective measure against pirates; it was capable of ocean journeys and up to 900t of cargo could be stored in its holds. Neretvan lađa, a traditional boat from in the Neretva valley, has been used for centuries to transport people or goods either by rowing or pulling ropes from the land.
Although this Morris dance does not originate from Korčula, it has been performed for hundreds of years. It has become the trademark of the island of Korčula.
Text is taken from Dubrovnik – The Riviera and islands by J. Žilić, D. Pek and F.Kozina