Dying Croatian Traditions: Vrhovac’s Basket Carrying Ladies

Paul Bradbury

dying croatian traditions

April the 1st, 2024 – There are plenty of (unfortunately) dying Croatian traditions being lost to the merciless hands of time. Have you heard of the basket carrying ladies of Vrhovac?

The longer I live in Croatia, the less I know. 

“The lovely little village of Vrhovac cherishes its traditions. Can you imagine that for generations people walked for miles to the market with a 20 kilo load or more on their head. Nowadays there are only three ladies left who still carry the “burden of life” on their head instead of “in” their head. Great tradition!”

To see more of a Croatia far from the tourist guidebooks, check out the fabulous photography of Pronk Pictures.


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