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. After that, the business was lead by Ljubica, her daughter-in-law, who is her youngest son Vinko’s wife. And today their son Mihael is leading the business.