Guardians of tradition is a film about the members of Roma nationality in Pirot, who are dealing with the production of Pirot carpet, a traditional craft of this region and are saving it from oblivion and quenching. Pirot’s tradition, interwoven Ornaments in the world famous carpet, were taken from generation to generation, not only in orthodox families. Roma people from Pirot became an inalienable factor in the preservation of this tradition. Right next to the old ladies from Pirot, Roma women brought their talent and imagination into the Pirot carpet, but also managed in this way to provide support for their families and provide them a secure existence, but also ensured a place for themselves among the guardians of tradition.
Film duration: 27 minutes
Film ‘Guardians of tradition’ was financially supported the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia.