June 19, 2018

IRONWORKS FESTIVAL 2018

Demonstration of ancient iron foundry in Bohinj

FRIDAY, 22 June 2018

  • 9.15 am – 12.15 am
    Specialist conference on ancient iron foundry (location: Bohinjka TNP Centre, Stara Fužina 38)
  • After 12 am 
    Construction of the furnaces according to the old smelting techniques (in front of Stara Fužina Cultural Hall)
  • After 6 pm   
    Friday afternoon on Ajdovski Gradec in Bohinjska Bistrica (opening of the renovated trail and guided hike, also appropriate for families, organised by Arheoalpe, Institut for culture, education and tourism)

FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON AJDOVSKI GRADEC

  • An opening of the renovated trail
  • Guided hike, also appropriate for families (organised by Arheoalpe, Institut for culture, education and tourism).
  • Meeting point: Bohinjska Bistrica train station at 6 pm
  • Organised bus transport: at 7.40 pm from Stara Fužina (in front of Stara Fužina Cultural Hall) to Bohinjska Bistrica; return ride at 8 pm from the train station to Stara Fužina.

SATURDAY, 23 June 2018

Location: in front of Stara Fužina Cultural Hall

FROM 10 AM

  • Presentation of iron ore roasting
  • Preheating of the smelting furnaces

FROM 3 PM: iron smelting

  • Presentation of the ancient iron smelting procedure
  • Smithing of the bloom
  • Making the charcoal the old-fashioned way
  • Iron smithing: nails, knives, decorations, souvenirs, etc

FROM 4 PM

  • Creative and educational workshop for children

FROM 6 PM

  • Local market
  • Ride with the horse-carriage
  • A guided tour around the surroundings (at 6.30 pm)

FROM 8 PM

  • The Midsummer night before the Nativity of John the Baptist (Šentjanževo) with music and drinks
  • Performing: Danilo Lukan With Friends Ensemble

FLOWER WREATHS

We are trying to bring the custom of hanging floral wreaths in the evening of the Midsummer’s Night back to life. This custom was a tradition in villages Stara Fužina and Studor. They believed the white mountain faires come from the mountains on that day and dance above the houses with the floral wreaths, which helps to vanquish bad spirits.

Organizer:

  • Krajevna skupnost Stara Fužina-Studor
  • Turizem Bohinj
  • v sodelovanju z Oddelkom za arheologijo, Filozofska fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani
  • in Inštititutom za kovinske materiale in tehnologije v Ljubljani

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