The Kolan ethnographic collection was established in 1978 by the Bartul Kašić Culture and Arts Association. The collection consists of various objects offering a glimpse into the everyday life of this small settlement, and its set-up, conceptually divided into two sections – tavern and household, tells the story of the life and work of the people of Kolan.

Agriculture, and especially wine growing, were of major importance for Kolan. It is the only green patch of land in northern Pag. However, its greatest treasure were its sheep and sheep farming. They provided the islanders with milk, cheese and meat, as well as with wool to make clothes and keep warm.

The current display of the collection tells of the importance of fertile land and sheep, but also of hard work. The ploughing devices, different agricultural tools, as well as tools used in wine growing, reflect the community's connection to the land. The household objects show the value of sheep and their wool, as well as of continuous work which carried vital importance in the rugged conditions on the island of Pag.

Even though this collection is aimed at showcasing the history of Kolan and the life of its people, those who created it at the end of the last century were primarily led by the love they had for their home, community and place they lived in, and that same love has brought the collection back to life today.

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