One of the most fascinating
products made of dough are colorful leceders.
They belong to an old
medieval craft typical of Central Europe. It is remarkable that the
craft has survived and you can still buy red leceder hearts, honey cookies,
necklaces with a cross, little crucifixes and other ornaments – all made
Most of these products have
their symbolic meaning often associated with a festivity (Christmas, Easter,
courting, weddings etc.). The draft project anticipates that documentary
material about leceders in Central Europe be collected by the end of 1998
and processed and published into an illustrated monography by 1999.
Author: Marija Banski, ethnologist