Opening / Otvoritev razstave pa bo potekala v thursday/četrtek,
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Before I wrote the book Vilinska kri, I dreamed of having a boutique where I would sell all the magical things you can dream of.Beautiful crocheted mandalas, blankets, dresses and small things.The name of this boutique is MALJA'S MAGIC BOX (MALJINA SKRINJICA).And now I have it, it's on a stand and I put it wherever I want. My little magical shop, where you can buy things crocheted by Aunt Malja and her friends. 😃
Dolcetesoromio, Alenka Kranjac is a writer, folk singer and professional doll maker. In today's edition of our local newspaper Primorske novice, read more about doll-making, her upbringing and how her dolls took life, stemming from her debut novel "Vilinska kri ali tovarišice prav posebne sorte".To read more visit: https://www.primorske.si/plus/7-val/vcasih-so-zoper-urok-obrnili-kanotjero@primorskenovice@lutkeizmaljineskrinjice
The crocheted dolls from Malja's Magic Chest are authentic figures of the Istrian folk singer, writer and artist Alenka Kranjac. The unique dolls represent not only fairy-tale creatures, but also different historical periods of our places.
Since the exhibition was so well attended, it will be extended until the end of October 2022.
Nataša Fajon captured some marevlous glimpses into our doll's magic!
Lutke iz Maljine skrinjice /Malya's Magic Dolls are member of LAS Istre, a Local Action Group for the municipalities of Ankaran, Izola, Koper and Piran.
Not just Dolls, We Create Magic!
Before Alenka became a writer, she used to sing to her children. When her first child was born, she sang him a lullaby, that you can hear on this CD (Are you sleeping yet? or How we fall asleep in Slovenia (KDFS 003, 2006)), created under the mentorship of Katarina Juvančič. Students of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana collected and recorded audio recordings of the lullabies, ways of falling asleep, and testimonies about their meaning for the interlocutors. People sang the lullabies from memory or in the actual circumstances of putting children to sleep.
Malya's Magic Dolls / Lutke iz Maljine skrinjice are going on Exhibition by the end of September!