The Tale of Silk in Konavle
Delve deep into the ancient traditions of the valley of Konavle, Croatia's southernmost region. At the gallery of a local artist, over a cup of tea and a piece of cake, explore the centuries-old skill of silk making from the scratch. Passed down the female line, silk-making and silk embroidery were both an inception ritual for young girls and a chance for bonding between women of all ages. Nearby, stroll through a forest along the cool river Ljuta to visit restored several historic mills that were once the backbone of economy and used to make flour and soften the cloth for villagers.