catmaraČatmara” is a name for traditional vernacular house in the mountainous area in Serbia. These types of houses have been preserved till today. They were built in a specific way, without nails and bolts; timber construction was tangled in a skeleton that was covered with mixture of mud and straw. Base walls were made of stones, magnificently precise in composition. Like most traditional crafts, the craftsmanship of building “čatmaras” is a disappearing one. 

"As long as I am living, I will maintain it. The roots of my family are in its foundations, I feel warmth and energy in it, I am a part of it. It is a reminder who and where i come from, it is a representative of an old Serbian house, a monument.

Our village houses are becoming ruins, but not mine. We are forgetting who we are and where we come from. I can’t give money to go around world sights, and let mine go to waste" – said Dragan Gligorijevic from Jagodina

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Albanian Heritage Foundation
Bosnia and Herzegovina: CHwB Regional Office in Sarajevo
Kosovo: EC MA Ndryshe
Montenegro: EXPEDITIO and Notar
Serbia: Civic Association SUBURBIUM

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