ZAMET BELLRINGER – height 22 cm

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ZAMET BELLRINGER – height 22 cm
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Motif of Zamet bell-ringer, this is the city's only bell-ringer and a recognisable symbol of Rijeka.
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Motif of Zamet bell-ringer, this is the city's only bell-ringer and a recognisable symbol of Rijeka. It represents the Bell-ringer in his characteristic costume, a short sleeved sailors T-shirt, white trousers with a red line on the side, black, leather boots and thick, white, woollen socks. On his head is a sheepskin with horns. His face is uncovered. Around his neck he has a red scarf. He is has a sheepskin cloak and around his waist he has a bell tied with a rope. In a hand he is holding a wooden balta or bačuka – a stylised mace. Ceramic object, height 32 cm, with sheepskin headdress, cloaked in a sheepskin coat, a red, cotton scarf, a bell. Authentic artist’s craft-work, made in the original hand-shaped ceramic technique. The product has been fired twice at a temperature of 1000 °C. The bell-ringer's origins date far back to prehistoric times. They are connected to the cattle-breeding area, which is also shown by their equipment, as their principal task was chasing away fearful winter ghosts and stimulating the new spring cycle. During Shrove-tide or the Carnival period, regardless of the weather conditions, they visit, the villages of their homeland in large groups as they did in days gone by. They are connected to the legend of chasing away the Tatars and Ottomans who were chased away by the loud noises and from this their equipment also had weapon elements too. Today their magical functions are secondary. Thanks to their impressive theatrical performance, they are a first class tourist attraction. They are constant participants of the Rijeka International Carnival, which is the largest in Croatia and one of the most famous in Europe.
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Country of Manufacture Croatia
Made in Rijeka Yes
Manufacturer Tvrtka Art & Dolores Oreški
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Special quality No
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