Traditional Blacksmith Workshops (Majdani) In Ocevlje Near Vares

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Ahmet Hadrovic


Traditional blacksmith workshops (Majdani) are one of the examples of businesses in Bosnia and Herzegovina that have existed in their authenticity for more than five centuries (Geographical coordinates: 44º10'09.01''N, 18º27'52.79''E, elevation: 797). It is a specific way of producing a wide range of wrought iron products using resources from the immediate environment. Iron production has been a strategic issue since the beginning of human civilizations, both for the individual and for all levels of the social communities to which he belonged.

The exploitation of iron ore, as well as its processing, was always strictly supervised and controlled by the very top of a social community (emperor, king, political and military top of the state).


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Hadrovic A. Traditional Blacksmith Workshops (Majdani) In Ocevlje Near Vares. SEE J Archit Des [Internet]. 2023 Mar. 19 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];9(1):1-4. Available from:
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