Dry stone walling

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Below you can find a short description of an element listed in the Slovene Register of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Dry wall. Photo: Eda Belingar, 2014.

Dry stone walling is a skill of building without the use of a binding material, where different types of solid stone buildings are constructed from available local stone obtained by cleaning and arranging land plots and while understanding the concept of building by stacking. The knowledge of stacking stones without a binder is the basic and original technique of building in the Karst and Istria, where this type of construction served as the basic condition of survival.

Art of dry stone walling: knowledge and techniques was on November 28th 2018 listed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.