Gingerbread and candlemaking
Crafts or arts? In any case it’s a craft with soul. The golden age of
gingerbread craft in Croatia was in 18th and 19th century, but
nowadays this craft is barely surviving. Thanks to family tradition
and love for this craft, even today it still exists in Špičko family.
When Vinko Špičko took over business 1937. from famous Koprivnica
craftman Josip Sulimanović, nobody thought that the soul of this craft
will live so long in his family. He died in 1972 and his wife Ljubica,
then inherited the business with help of their son Ivan. Today the
business is lead by Ljubica, her daughter-in-law, who is her youngest
son Vinko’s wife.