Local craft, Zagreb
Croatian mercenaries arrived in Paris in 1635 as a display of their support for King Louis XIV. The scarves they wore were a fascinating blend of materials and colours and aroused the interest of the fashion conscious French. When the French incorporeted the new item into their dress they termed it a la croate, a name evolving into the current convention, cravat.
What to pay: from 250 to 500 kn
These are the Licitar cookies, traditional Christmas decorative ornament.
Heart is the most popular shape, even though many are shaped like birds, horses, babies, wheels etc.
Tradition of making these cookies originates from 18th century, and is being preserved with only a few families.
Some of those cookies are made into real works of art, and are given as an offering not only for Christmas - the ones given to brides on their wedding day are shaped like babies, those for any occasion that are supposed to bring good luck are shaped as a wheel (symbol of good fortune for thousands of years).
Don’t eat them, keep them as a souvenir!