OLD CRAFT IN A NEW WAY
WE DO NOT PROCESS & CHANGE FUR – IT CHANGES US
Trough the process of manufacturing and production of fur, we combine traditional values with new trends and it the process we are changed, for the better. At the bottom of park Kraljevica in Toplicina street, Zajecar, is situated the last work-shop of this craft, owner is Vlastimir Antanasijević, Vlasta craftsman – “ćurčija”.
“I went on ploy when I was 16 years old, back in the 1967th, and this determined my future profession. Until now many things has changed, way of supplying leathers, way of sale, technology, fashion. Today it is a family business, my wife and son Nenad, tanning technology engineer, helps me and I am proud to have a partner and successor. With my long experience in this business I can tell you a lot of things about sheepskin”.
“I am very proud of my profession and unlike other masters of traditional crafts, along with my family, I do not allow it to die out. ” – Master Vlasta.
PERFECT CREATION OF MOTHER NATURE.
Sheepskin is quite simply one of Mother Nature’s perfect creations. No other natural or manmade fiber possess the virtues of natural sheepskin. The unique combination of the sheep’s leather skin on one side and wool fur on the other offer remarkable properties: leather-wool combination that never sags, always retaining its shape, cooling in summer and warming in winter, wool does not shed, has no static electricity, it is wind proof and water resistant. Sheepskin is one of the few raw materials that nature will never exhaust. In terms of basic human needs, it has incredible value as a food source, protective clothing, and in some cultures shelter.
We use leather of young domestic lamb in the area of eastern Serbia: mountain Stara and mountain Homolje. This lamb breeds provide the best hides for our products for many reasons. Skin side of leather is characterized by a strong texture and wool itself is very dense and retains its shape. This is a perfect material for manufacturing quality sheepskin products, which must endure a lot of wear and tear, yet keep its shape and good look.