Craft of stonemasonry, Bela Voda

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The stone carving craft at Bela Voda is a traditional way of processing stone, the sandstone of Bela Voda, which comes from the quarries in the village’s hinterland. The history of stone processing in this area dates back to the Middle Ages, and the inhabitants of the village have maintained its continuity to this day. The craftsmanship of stone carvers from Bela Voda, the so-called spomenari (tombstone carvers) was reflected in the sophisticated workmanship, letter carving, design and ornamentation of tombstones. The tradecraft, the specific treatment of stone transmitted among the inhabitants of Bela Voda, as well as the great possibilities for stone sculpting, have led to the widespread use of sandstone from Bela Voda, both in the past and present. The stone quarried and processed in the village of Bela Voda was used as a building material and for making decorative elements (rosettes, portals, window frames, arcades, cornices, etc.) in 14th- and 15th-century churches of the Morava Schools (Lazarica, Ljubostinja, Kalenić, Manasija); in the 19th and 20th centuries, it was used for the construction of bridges and viaducts, and after World War I, it was employed for the construction of representative buildings in Belgrade.

The stone carving craft, as the skill of processing and shaping sandstone, is part of the heritage of the inhabitants of the Bela Voda village and the Kruševac region in Central Serbia.

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Bela Voda village
Етнографска област или регион: 
Kruševac region in Central Serbia
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Monday, June 18, 2012