Pottery did not develop in the Soča Valley, so the locals used to buy pottery products at local fairs or in other towns. Earthenware was usually sold by potters themselves, while quality pottery from larger pottery hubs in central Slovenia was often sold by specialised travelling merchants.

People from Kobarid and Breginjski kot bought many pottery and other products on the Italian market. From there, for example, came the beautifully shaped, white-glazed jugs called “bokaloni”. They were made in different sizes and intended for carrying and drinking water or wine.

The “bokalon” in the photo was used by Ivanček in Robidišče, and was purchased before the First World War in Cividale del Friuli. It has been kept in the Tolmin Museum since 1970.

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Tolmin museum, permanent exhibition

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