ETNO BUTIK MARA
Obrt Mara was founded in 1999 after Vesna Milković left her career as a lawyer and embarked on the realization of a long-standing dream: the promotion of Croatian ethnic heritage and traditional crafts through fashion design. Born in Slavonia, she finds inspiration for her work in her family’s rich tradition of handwork, which originates from all over Croatia. From this inexhaustible source of national heritage, she revives ornaments and manufacturing techniques, and her daughter Marija, a graduated fashion designer, continues this family tradition with a lot of love and optimism. With joint creative and entrepreneurial forces at the well-known Zagreb address: Ilica 49 (passage of Matica obrtnika), in Ethno boutique Mara, since 2004, they have been promoting and pushing the boundaries of the local ethno scene, skillfully balancing the combination of tradition and urban fashion.
”The collection was evaluated as a superior and refined promotion of Croatian written heritage” academician, PhD Anica Nazor, Old Slavonic Institute Zagreb
”Ethno boutique Mara – fashion with a recognizable touch of tradition. We recommend that the Mara craft be awarded the “Artistic Craft” mark, because it really deserves it.” senior curator, Katarina Bušić, Ethnographic Museum Zagreb
,,Let’s get our national treasure out of chests and closets and show the world what we have”! Vesna Milković, owner and designer