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Bosnian Coppersmith Handicraft & Artisan Workshop – Half Day Tour in Sarajevo

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2/3 Hours
Availability : Every Day (Mon - Sat)
Min Age : 5+
Max People : 4
Tour Overview
Is there better way to bring a souvenir home, then to make it yourself with local technique, present in Sarajevo over 500 years already now? Would you like to create your own Džezva (pot) and use it at home for years and years? Do you want to know the difference between real handmade copper craft and machine made one, that looks quite the same? But just for the “eye” that does not know how recognise the original hand made one, from machine made one!
 
Bosnian Coppersmith masterclass is perfect opportunity to peak into traditional copper artisan-handicraft which exists in Sarajevo over 500 years already, and get the real chance to create your own craft, or souvenir.  We invite you to join our half day workshop and experience secrets of the best coppersmith artisan out there.

Highlights

  • Enter the world of Bosnian Arts & Crafts and visit a small studio-gallery in heart of Bascarsija.
  • Meet one of the best local coppersmith artisans and see some of her amazing works.
  • Understand the history and significance of old crafts of Bascarsija.
  • Have a Bosnian coffee and a pleasant conversation which will help you understand the woman role in Bosnian crafts and provide an insight into the life experience of your host who managed to become the first woman owner of coppersmith shop.
  • Escape from the modern world and revel in the atmosphere of the 200 years old working studio and shop.
  • Master the art behind coppersmith craft and make your very own souvenir with a little help from a local professional.
  • Bring your very own hand-made souvenir and let the memory of your trip to Sarajevo follow you.

What's Included

INCLUDED

Art Historian Instructor
Our instructor is heavily experienced English speaking coppersmith master.
Souvenir
Price of 45 EUR pp includes magnet as souvenir. If you decide to take and craft Džezva (Bosnian coffee pot) price increases 10 EUR more.
Taxes & Flexible Cancellation Policy
No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. Cancel 1 day prior for full refund or change dates anytime.
Availability
Tour is available throughout the year, every day except Sunday.
Online Payments
Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.

NOT INCLUDED

Insurance
Travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
Guide Tipping
Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
Private Tour
All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.
Food
This tour does not include food.

Starting Point & Departure Times

Logistics

  • Tour departs twice a day from Funky Tours office. If you need pickup please let us know in advance
  • Departure Times: Every day at 10 AM (except Sunday).

Itinerary

  • STOP 1: Funky Tours Office

Workshop meeting point is our office but, as mentioned, workshop is taking place in a store which is over 200 years old with original interior and traditional atmosphere, located in the old town of Sarajevo, few min walk from our office.

  • STOP 2: Kovači Street

Once we arrive to the place we will have the opportunity to meet our instructor, attend practical history class and get to start our two to three hours long workshop, with Bosnian coffee (local tea or homemade juice) break.

You will have a chance to create your own product, with experienced guidance of your English speaking instructor, who will answer all your questions with pleasure and passion. 

At the end of the day, you can take your product with you, which will always remind you on the good times you had in Sarajevo.

Stanley with Nermina at Coppersmith Workshop in Sarajevo
Stanley with Nermina at Coppersmith Workshop in Sarajevo

Trip Photos

Bosnian Coppersmith Workshop - Dzezva (eng.Pot) in the process of making
Bosnian Coppersmith Workshop – Džezva (eng.Pot) in the process of making
Copper master at Coppersmith street in Sarajevo
Copper master at Coppersmith street in Sarajevo
Coppersmith shop in Sarajevo selling pens made of bullets
Coppersmith shop in Sarajevo selling pens made of bullets
Group working on their coppersmith workshop in Sarajevo
Group working on their coppersmith workshop in Sarajevo
Stanley with Nermina at Coppersmith Workshop in Sarajevo
Stanley with Nermina at Coppersmith Workshop in Sarajevo
Coppersmith Workplace at Kovaci Street in Sarajevo
Coppersmith Store
Coppersmith Workshop in Sarajevo
Coppersmith Workshop in Sarajevo

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this tour for me?
    This tour is suitable for anyone regardless on their age or fitness level.
  2. Does this workshop includes a pick up? 
    Having in mind our workshop will be held in heart of Bascarsija, pick up service is not included. 
  3. How do I decide whether to make my own dzezva (bosnian pot) or a magnet?
    Making dzezva is a bit more difficult than magnet itself. However, your host will make sure you master the skill enough to make both so just choose based on your feeling and which ever you find more attractive to bring home.
  4. When do I need to decide whether I want to make dzezva or magnet?
    Ideally you should let us know at least a day before workshop we could make sure to inform your instructor and prepare the right tools.
  5. Can I book as a solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  6. How much should I tip?
    Tips are not included in the tour costs, nor they are heavily expected in Bosnian culture. However when you receive excellent service, we recommend tipping.
  7. How much in advance do I need to book this tour?
    It is recommended to book at least 15 days in advance but our team will go above and beyond to confirm the trips even 24h before the supposed departure.
  8. Can I pay for the tour with credit card?
    Yes, we accept VISA and Maestro. Please note that, in case you would like to make a credit card payment, you will need to do it at our office or by prepayment via credit card authorisation form. Our guides can NOT accept credit cards. 
  9. Which currency is accepted for cash payment?
    We are fans of our local currency (BAM), but you can also pay in EUR, HRK, USD, GBP or even combined.
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drumming_zuzu

Solo Traveller

Unique experience

I have been to Sarajevo many times (7 last I counted), but have never encountered an experience like this before. It was great to learn how to use the tools and make different deigns in the copper – and to attempt to do so myself, despite the difficulties haha. Definitely makes you look twice at any handmade coppersmith shops and their intricate designs.

My friend and I had so much fun, and I’m so grateful that Sarajevo Funky Tours presents this unique opportunity. It’s an experience I’ll remember forever, and I get a nice memento from it too. Kind of like those old kindergarten clay pots you get to make in art class that your mom hangs on to forever – not the prettiest, but definitely the most special. 😀

Aside from my own learning process, the workshop itself was held in a fun and relaxed environment and the instructor was very fun and helpful (and patient!), and the tea was delicious!

August 16, 2018

Katie S

Solo Traveller

Do this tour!

This was such an incredible and unique experience! Her shop is small, so she can only accommodate small groups. there were 2 of us, and it took about 4 hours to lean how and actually make the designs on our own dzezvas and then she puts the handles on. it was so much fun, something i would absolutely love to do again (we also had the option to make a magnet)!

August 16, 2018
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