The Miller's trade in the Loka region
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Hat-making« Back
Hat-making was at one time in Škofja Loka a well-known trade. In 1633 Škofja Loka's hatters joined Kranjska ones and together they established a hat trade guild of St. John the Evangelist and St. John the Baptist. Though in the middle of the !8th. century there were only two hat-makers in Škofja Loka; by the middle of the !9th. century there were twenty, at the end of the century thirteen, and by 1931 only six of them. The last hatter, Jernej Tavèar, died in 1967. Hats were made from sheep's wool and hair from the wild or domestic hare. The wool or hair was suitably treated, shaped and painted. From wool only they were making gloves with a thumb for tram drivers and 'furmani', shoe socks and strainers for inn-keepers, and in addition hair slippers, high boots and 'filcplošèe' (felt-plate) for brickworks, leather shops and upholsterers.  
•  photo.: Hat Trade Collection (D/604)
•  photo.: Hat Trade workshop of master hatter Jernej Tavèar from Škofja Loka. (F/3744)
•  photo.: Hat Trade D/182

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