Intangible Heritage


Brick-making

business knowledge and skills

Melinci is today synonymous with brick making. From the year 1992 , TD Brod presents this activity at the Brick-making Days, especially the brick-making and brick-firing. There is also an outdoor brick wall for touristic purposes, where visitors can familiarize themselves with the craft. Of the 244 houses, 111 are built of homemade bricks or adobe. The oldest house made of homemade brick was erected in 1850. Brick-making and firing survived until the 1970s due to the high quality of the clay, the work done in the “kaláka” (a voluntary cooperative work) and the know-how of the brick-makers. The manufacturing process of the handmade bricks took 14-30 days.

Information on digitization

Name of site
Melinci
Other settlement names
Melincz, Muramelence
Conveyance of tradition, knowledge or activity
Tourist society Brod
File name
PMMS_072_D_0001
Resolution
300 dpi
Restrictions on use
Brez omejitev
Date of documentation
2019-12-05
Person documenting
Tadeja Andrejek

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