Glottocode: none; ISO: 639/3


Description: Ismail Memed, who is one of the few Romani blacksmiths still active in Skopje, describes the traditional tools used in blacksmith’s workshops and a special technique of welding two pieces of iron. He also discusses the changes in blacksmith tools and techniques brought by modern times.

Cite as: Kovačískere xalacá – Blacksmith tools; performer: Ismail Memed, camera/ interview: Zuzana Bodnárová, transcription/ translation: Zuzana Bodnárová, editor: Mehdi Aminian, retrieved from, ID number: balk1252MKV0001a.