For numerous centuries, Croats were building drywall structures both on the coastline and in the country’s inland territories. In distant past, these were used to form borders between agricultural estates. Today, drywalls are usually associated with keeping the tradition and providing content for tourists and local residents.
Three years ago, the art of drywall construction received a protected status from Croatian state. People were encouraged to learn the wits of this craft, and pass it on to their associates. In December 2016, the state went one step further. Drywalls are now considered a part of Croatia’s cultural identity, included on a list of the country’s non-material goods.
It was a long battle, but people in love with this old way of building are very happy with the results. Foreigners interested to learn about this craft can contact Dragodid Association for more info on the subject.