Recent years have seen a return to sheep farming and production of various sheep products on the islands of Cres and Lošinj. This souvenir was created in 2015, based on customer feedback – even though the store, “Čarobnjak”, is full of authentic souvenirs, the Sheep couple (or “Ovčani par”) is the one that elicits excitement and laughter the most. It is made entirely by hand – the first step is creating a large amount of clay strings that will make up the body, followed by forming the legs, and modelling the head and ears. A seal is impressed on the following day. It not only reminds the owner of where they bought the souvenir, but also serves a mark of authenticity of the maker. The whole process involves firing, hand painting, glazing and re-firing.
Price: HRK 110 (individually: HRK 65)
Coffee Mug with a Picture of Apoxyomenos
The idea was conceptualised as the continuation of the project entitled “Lošinj Sails around the World” where 5 Lošinj sailboats were applied on coffee mugs using the same technique. The coffee mug was created in October 2016 and since then, it has represented Mali Lošinj at many manifestations in the City of Mali Lošinj, Croatia as well as fairs abroad. The technique involves applying pictures, drawings or graphics on porcelain coffee mugs by heating up the mugs and the graphics so that they penetrate under the surface of the glaze ensuring durability. The picture lasts as long as the porcelain.
A coffee mug with the picture of Apoxyomenos is the ideal souvenir because the advertisement is cheap, useable and durable.
Souvenir price: HRK 45.00
In collaboration with old Lošinj caulkers, together with skilled workmen in the shipyard, and using old paintings of Lošinj and sailing boat regattas, authentic models of half-decked boats, half-decked one-mast fishing boats, double-ended boats and small flat-bottomed square-sterned rowboats, were crafted. Acclaimed Lošinj constructions and other souvenirs A fountain with two dolphins, the chapel of the Annunciation, parish church, the coat-of-arms of Mali Lošinj town, geckos, little fish...... Through the Windows of Lošinj If we manage to «coax» the tourist to begin observing the wonderful features of the island, which we will strive to convey through the souvenirs «Through the Windows of Lošinj», we have achieved our goal!
Replicas of Antique Oil Lamps
Ceramic oil lamps were created during the antique times in Osor when many ceramics shops were making oil lamps using the clay dug on the islands of Cres and Lošinj. The lamps were used for lighting. The motifs by Čazimir Mehmeti are connected with a certain ceramics shop from the antique times. The originals can be seen at the Lošinj Museum – the Osor Archaeological Collection.
The material used is the same material used by the ceramics craftsmen of Osor at that time.
Price: HRK 75.00
Point of sale: Shop Čarobnjak (Vladimira Gortana 73, Mali Lošinj)