Cro etno products

CRO ETNO PRODUCTS IS A NEW CROATIAN BRAND DISTINGUISHED BY ITS ORIGINALITY AND MODERNITY, BASED ON THE DESIGNER’S INSPIRATION WITH CHARACTERISTIC MOTIFS OF CROATIAN CITIES, THE HISTORICAL INTERLACING RIBBON ORNAMENT AND GLAGOLITHIC SCRIPT. IT IS APPLIED AS PRINT ON FABRIC AND PRESENTS A SYNTHESIS OF VISUAL ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGN. THE PRODUCTS INCLUDE PROMOTIONAL OUTFITS, FASHION ACCESSORIES, SOUVENIRS, GIFTS AND ITEMS FOR INTERIOR DECORATION. 

ALL THE PRODUCTS ARE OF HIGH QUALITY, PROTECTED BY TRADE MARK AND PRODUCED FROM SPECIALLY CHOSEN MATERIALS SUCH AS SILK. THEY ALL FEATURE A MODERN PACKAGING DESIGN, APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR USE.
THE RECOGNIZABLE MOTIFS USED IN PRINT REPRESENT THE CITIES OF ZAGREB, DUBROVNIK AND OPATIJA, THE PULA AMPHITHEATRE, THE PLITVICE LAKES, THE INTERLACING RIBBON ORNAMENT AND THE GLAGOLITHIC SCRIPT.

ZAGREB

 zagrebZagreb is the biggest city of Croatia and also its capital city since 1776 when the Croatian Government moved here from the northern city of Varaždin. A particular blend of the Mediterranean and Central European culture makes Zagreb attractive for tourists. Its architecture, and specially its theatres and museums breathe much the same air and style as those of Vienna. Zagreb has a long cultural and artistic tradition. It numbers a dozen professional theatres and orchestras, around 50 schools of higher education, and approximately the same number of museums and galleries. Its main square – the Ban Jelačić Square – is the traditional meeting place of both residents and tourists. The statue of Ban Jelačić is one of the city’s main sights.  Next to it is the Manduševac fountain, the motif of numerous stories and legends. One of them speaks about a travelling nobleman who, upon reaching the fountain, asked a girl of humble birth: “Manduša, fetch me some water”. The Croatian word for “fetch” is “zagrabi”, which the popular mythology took to explain the origin of the city’s name.

Find out more… www.zagreb.hr

DUBROVNIK

dubrovnik

 There is only one city on the planet in which one feels as if suddenly transported into another time, another world. This is precisely how visitors experience Dubrovnik, the stone city whose whiteness is protected from the north by the steep Srđ mountain, and from the southern side by the crystal clear sea strewn with islands like pearls of an imaginary necklace. Dubrovnik’s rich history has left its mark on every stone of its squares, streets, stairways and palaces. Stradun, the city centre pulsates in a peculiar rhythm of its own, combining the modern and the antique, the rural and urban lifestyles. Today’s Placa or Stradun is the place where the late antique community on cape Laus and the early Slavic settlement Dubrava joined in the 11th century, giving birth to the city as we know it today. The peninsula of the old city got its first defensive walls in the 13th century, which were extended a century later to include the eastern part of the island. Stradun is the most famous street in Dubrovnik which, at one time or other, was visited by everybody who is anybody, including the Hollywood stars and other celebrities.

Find out more… www.dubrovnik.hr


OPATIJA

 opatijaOpatija is an attractive tourist destination situated in the Kvarner Bay, the location in which the Mediterranean penetrates the deepest into the Central European landfall. It lies beneath the protective Učka mountain ensuring the pleasant evening breezes even in the hottest of summers. Natural beauties, parks, old Austrian villas, promenades by the sea represent attractions for tourists all over Europe and the world for more than 160 years.

Find out more… www.opatija.hr


THE PULA AMPHITHEATRE

 pulaThe first fortified settlement on the present-day Kaštel Hill was built three thousand years ago and represented the hill-fort of Histri, the indigenous population of Istria. After the Roman conquest, Pula enters the historical records and begins to play an important role as a military outpost. The Pula Amphitheatre, the biggest and well preserved monument of antique architecture in Croatia was built in the middle of the 1st century B.C. Fights of the gladiators, fights with wild animals and other entertainment of the period were staged in the Arena, as it is now called. The sheer size of the Amphitheatre bears witness to the power of Rome and the love of entertainment which characterized the antique era.

Find out more… www.pula.hr


THE PLITVICE LAKES

 plitviceThe Plitvice Lakes National Park represents one of the most valued natural treasures of Europe. It is Croatia’s oldest and biggest national park, also proclaimed a natural heritage of the world by UNESCO. The beauty of the lakes, waterfalls, grottos and woods is exquisite. A characteristic natural phenomenon at Plitvice is a special formation of limestone, which occurs as a result of physical, chemical and organic interactions in the karst environment. The balance of these forces of nature is still preserved intact at the Plitvice Lakes.

Find out more… www.np-plitvička-jezera.hr


THE INTERLACING RIBBON ORNAMENT

6pleterThe interlacing ribbon ornament of various forms appears in Croatia in the 7th century applied on architecture and on stone furniture, mainly in churches. Later we find it in the production of jewellery, clothes and cooking ware. The ornament, although mostly characteristic of Croatia and northern Italy, has been found in the Far East in the period before Christ (source: Tihomir Mikulić: Otvoreni pečati, Kapital Trade MTU, Zagreb, 2002). The most famous finds of the ornament are those on display in the Knin Museum, while others are found in situ in the church of St. John of the Nympheum in Pula, in the town of Nin, in the Split baptistery, in church of St. Donat in Zadar, near Vrlika in the Dalmatian hinterland, in Dubrovnik, and on the famous Bašćanska plate in Jurandvor on the island of Krk.

Find out more…Otvoreni pečati, Tihomir Mikulić,

KAPITAL TRADE MTU, Zagreb, 2002.


THE GLAGOLITHIC SCRIPT

7glagoljicaGlagolitic script has been an authentic Croatian script for more than a thousand years. It was primarily used to record old Croatian religious texts, especially books used in liturgy, but also for other, more mundane purposes. Croats were among the first peoples in the Slavic world to print their own books. The first such book known as the Missal of Kosinj was printed in 1483 in glagolithic script. This is only 28 years after Gutenberg’s invention of the printing machine in 1455.

(source: Tihomir Mikulić, Otvoreni pečati, Kapital Trade MTU, Zagreb 2002).


CRO ETNO PRODUCTS ARE USED AS PROMOTIONAL OUTFIT IN COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS WHICH LOVE THE CROATIAN HERITAGE AND ITS AUTHENTICITY, AS WELL AS FOR INTERIOR DECORATION (LINEN, DECORATIVE FABRICS, LAMPS)


SOUVENIRS AND GIFTS, FROM PERSONAL TO BUSINESS ONES REPRESENT THE ITEMS OF CHOICE BOTH FOR TOURISTS AND OTHERS WISHING TO SURPRISE THEIR FRIENDS AND PARTNERS WITH GIFTS OF DISTINCTION.