Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

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Blacksmithing

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Blacksmithing

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Corridor: Diagonal Road
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central Bosnia
Type: Intangible Heritage
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Theme: Intangible Heritage
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The development of mining and metal production in Central Bosnia was facilitated by numerous ore deposits, an extensive river network and rich forests. The development of mining and metal production developed in Central Bosnia in the Middle Ages. For a long time, the most important product of medieval blacksmiths was the horse plate – a metal plate used as a horseshoe. It was produced until the 1950s when it was replaced by the modern horseshoe. Finding a lost horseshoe is said to bring luck.

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