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 www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID number: balk1252MKV0001a.
LIFE IN THE VILLAGE ASANBEGOVO
Description: Farije Xajredin describes the everyday life of the Roma in the village called Čento (formerly Asanbegovo), by focusing on the traditional occupations, food and clothing. She briefly explains the term četvorčije ‘sharecroppers’, which in the Macedonian context used to refer to persons who work someone else’s land with an agreement that they can keep one quarter of the crop. She concludes that the inter-ethnic relations between the Roma and the Albanians used to be peaceful.
Cite as: O živóto ko gáv Asanbégovo – Life in the village Asanbegovo; performer: Farije Xajredin, interview: Zuzana Bodnárová, Memet Memet, transcription/ translation: Zuzana Bodnárová, editor: Mehdi Aminian, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID number: arli1238MKV0001a.