Etno Mara: BE YOURSELF in your own!

Support Etno Mara in opening a multipurpose space that will serve as an ethno treasury and atelier, a workshop for the creation of clothing and souvenirs inspired by Croatian national heritage! The space Etno Mara acquired in Zagreb, Malešnica, by selling their inheritance and taking a bank loan, is currently in the rohbau phase. For it to serve its new purpose, it is necessary to equip and design it.

18 Backers 3 Love it
6.485,00 kn (860,71 €) Raised
180.000,00 kn (23.890,11 €) Goal
Raised Percent :
3.60%

26 Days to go
3.60% Funded
Zagreb, Croatia

Etno Mara - Be yourself in your own

Support Etno Mara in opening a multipurpose space that will serve as an ethno treasury and atelier, a workshop for the creation of clothing and souvenirs inspired by Croatian national heritage! The space Etno Mara acquired in Zagreb, Malešnica, by selling their inheritance and taking a bank loan, is currently in the rohbau phase. For it to serve its new purpose, it is necessary to equip and design it.

Etno Mara is a brand with a 23-year-old tradition and is hoping to continue its work at this address. The new space will also serve as an educational centre, a place where visitors will be able to explore and get to know the bounty of Croatian national heritage.

Support the guardians of national heritage with your donation!


Meet Etno Mara

Etno Mara creates clothing garments and souvenirs with Croatian heritage motifs. Amongst recognizable motifs which they connect to the fashion needs of contemporary men and women are gold embroidery, Glagolitic script, braided motifs, lace from Pag and Lepoglava as well as motifs specific to Šestine folk costumes and Sinjalka uniform.

Vesna Milković founded the brand Etno Mara in 1999. Following the burning desire to create something built on her love of design and tradition, she left her job as a lawyer. The passion for this work seeped into the life of her daughter Marija, who holds a costume design degree from the faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb.

In search of inspiration, the designers also collaborate with renowned Croatian ethnologists, folklorists, and historians.

The business currently employs four people.

The high-quality, innovative, and recognizable Etno Mara creations have their most avid fans among Croatians and the Croatian diaspora, but the interest is steadily growing international markets, increasingly more appreciative of autochthonous, original, and handmade objects.


Be a part of Etno Mara's ethno treasury & atelier opening

Etno Mara clothing and souvenirs are currently created in a humble rented space, and designers also use their own apartment.

The setup of this new space will signify a new beginning and favourable wind in the sales of this business. The atelier will serve as a workshop for new collections of clothing and souvenirs. The segment of the ethno treasury will be dedicated to educational programs focused on Croatian heritage. In this unique educational space visitors of all ages, from children to senior citizens, will be able to get to know Croatian non-material heritage. Among other things, they will learn to write in Glagolitic script under expert guidance, they will be able to study ancient missals, and get familiar with various ways of garment adornment such as šlinga and gold embroidery style.


Investment plan

The necessary basic work to get the space up and running alone will require a fund of 180.000 kn.

This encompasses the essential expenses of plumbing, basic lighting, dividing walls, and a fresh coat of paint.

400.000 kn would allow for full space refurbishment which is needed to match its important new function. The sum would be enough to finance the acquisition of archiving equipment for vast collected funds of sensitive items as well as the education programs for the visitors.


Gifts for supporters

Support us in equipping the ethno treasury and workshop of Etno Mara! Depending on the sum donated, as a token of your appreciation you will receive one of the following gifts:

● digital thank you card,
● broach,
● key chain and bag charms,
● eco-ethno bags,
● belt,
● lecture,
● course,
● ethnic meetings,
● Croatian heritage evenings.

You can read more details about each gift on the right side of the page if you are on a laptop or here if you are on the mobile version.


Others about us

"In the works of this craft live the best reaches of Croatian traditional art." - Jadran Kale, Ph.D., ethnologist at the Museum of the City of Šibeni

"Ethno boutique Mara is a fashion with a recognizable touch of tradition. We recommend the Ethno Mara craft be awarded an Artistic Craft mark because it truly deserves it." - Katarina Bušić, senior curator at the Ethnographic Museum Zagreb

"The collection of 7 Croatian Missals was evaluated as a superior and refined promotion of Croatian written heritage." - Ph.D. Anica Nazor, member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and scientific adviser and director in peace of the Old Slavonic Institute in Zagreb


Media about us

Media that reported on our work: The New York Times, Večernji list, Jutarnji list, Gloria, Gloria IN, Story, Zadarski list, Novi list, Diva, Poslovni savjetnik, Poslovna žena, Obrtnički list, Zaposlena, 24 sata, HRT, NOVA TV i RTL.


How to donate (it’s simple!)

In order to make a successful payment, it is necessary to:
1. If you are on a laptop, select the desired payment amount on the right margin of the page, and if you are on the mobile version, press the blue button "Back this campaign" at the top of the campaign page and then enter an arbitrary amount in the box and click on the blue arrow or select a predetermined amount and award below the box;
2. enter the requested personal data in the form;
3. select the desired payment method:
a) Visa or MasterCard (AgentCASH option);
b) cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, Stellar Lumen and EOS) via PayCek (here you can download instructions for using PayCek);
c) KEKS Pay;
d) general payment slip or internet / mobile banking.
4. confirm the payment according to further instructions of the platform.

After the payment has been made, it is necessary to wait a certain time until the payment is processed and recorded on the campaign page. Payments made by general payment slip or internet/mobile banking are recorded within 1 to 2 working days, and payments made by cards, cryptocurrencies or KEKS Pay within 1 to 12 hours.

For additional technical inquiries regarding payment, please contact us through the e-mail address cedior.org@gmail.com or the phone number +385 (0)98 611 467.

We take this opportunity to thank ZABA Bank and Bizzon, which enabled payment with Visa and MasterCard cards, Erste Bank which enabled payment with application KEKS Pay, and Electrocoin and PayCek, which enabled payment with cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, Stellar Lumen and EOS. We also thank the hosting company Mydataknox for maintaining the server.

 

Basic information about the campaign owner

Company: Etno Mara, obrt za dizajn, krojačke usluge i trgovinu
Address: Ilica 49, Zagreb
Owner: Marija Milković Pancer
PIN: 91136958033
MB: 92045260
Mobile: +385 (0)91 11 22 352
Email: etnomara@gmail.com, mara.since1999@gmail.com
Web: www.etnobutik-mara.com


Rewards

40 kn

Digital thank you card! Dear Guardian of Heritage, thank You wholeheartedly for your donation! The price in euros is €5.31. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

Digital thank you card! Dear Guardian of Heritage, thank You wholeheartedly for your donation! The price in euros is €5.31. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

3 Backers

95 kn

BROACH: GLAGOLITIC LETTER. Choose the letter you wish + digital thank you card (specify the letter you want in the note with the order when paying). Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €12.61. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

BROACH: GLAGOLITIC LETTER. Choose the letter you wish + digital thank you card (specify the letter you want in the note with the order when paying). Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €12.61. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

1 Backers

120 kn

KEY CHAIN AND BAG CHARMS „BUDI SVOJ“ (translation: „BE YOURSELF“) Let the words of poet August Šenoa written in Glagolitic script guide you through your days! + Digital thank you card! Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €15.39. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

KEY CHAIN AND BAG CHARMS „BUDI SVOJ“ (translation: „BE YOURSELF“) Let the words of poet August Šenoa written in Glagolitic script guide you through your days! + Digital thank you card! Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €15.39. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

4 Backers

160 kn

ECO-ETHNO BAG „BE YOURSELF“. Throw your „Budi svoJ“(translation: „Be yourself“) Eco bag (dimensions 37 x 41 cm) over your shoulder or gift someone who needs to hear these words! + Digital thank you card. Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €21.24. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

ECO-ETHNO BAG „BE YOURSELF“. Throw your „Budi svoJ“(translation: „Be yourself“) Eco bag (dimensions 37 x 41 cm) over your shoulder or gift someone who needs to hear these words! + Digital thank you card. Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €21.24. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

0 Backers

260 kn

„MY GRANDMA“ BAG. Do you fondly remember the wisdom of your grandma? What's your favorite verse by a Croatian poet?! Carry the words that ring so dear to your heart through the world, always by your side. Choose the „Moja baba“  bag and choose your own custom-made text + digital thank you card (specify the desired text in the note with the order when paying). Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €34.51. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

„MY GRANDMA“ BAG. Do you fondly remember the wisdom of your grandma? What's your favorite verse by a Croatian poet?! Carry the words that ring so dear to your heart through the world, always by your side. Choose the „Moja baba“  bag and choose your own custom-made text + digital thank you card (specify the desired text in the note with the order when paying). Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €34.51. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

3 Backers

680 kn

GLAGOLITIC SCRIPT BELT. Refine your style with a unique fashion accessory! Enjoy a belt with the message "Budi svoj" (translation: “Be yourself“) in Glagolitic script or customize the belt with your name in Glagolitic letters + digital thank you card (specify the desired text in the note with the order when paying). Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €90,25. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

GLAGOLITIC SCRIPT BELT. Refine your style with a unique fashion accessory! Enjoy a belt with the message "Budi svoj" (translation: “Be yourself“) in Glagolitic script or customize the belt with your name in Glagolitic letters + digital thank you card (specify the desired text in the note with the order when paying). Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €90,25. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

3 Backers

980 kn

GOLD EMBROIDERY SLAVONIJA BELT. Enrich your style with a fashion accessory of gold embroidery + digital thank you card. Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €130,07. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

GOLD EMBROIDERY SLAVONIJA BELT. Enrich your style with a fashion accessory of gold embroidery + digital thank you card. Delivery time: December 2022. Pick up: collect in person at the Etno Mara boutique (Ilica 49, Zagreb) or delivery to your home address (Croatia only). The price in euros is €130,07. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

3 Backers

2500 kn

BRONZE HERITAGE GUARDIAN „MEET THE CROATIAN HERITAGE“. Invite a dear friend to „Meet the Croatian Heritage“ with you! Choose between a LECTURE or a COURSE. Share precious moments together enjoying an educational and entertaining adventure! Familiarize yourself with the embroidery techniques, and write out your names in Glagolitic script in the company of other Croatian ethnology enthusiasts! An encounter with the heritage can also be a valuable gift. Enable a dear one to experience the Croatian tradition and culture! Duration: 4 hours. The coupon is valid for 2 people + GIFT & Digital thank you card. Coupon valid for 1 year. The price in euros is €331.81. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

BRONZE HERITAGE GUARDIAN „MEET THE CROATIAN HERITAGE“. Invite a dear friend to „Meet the Croatian Heritage“ with you! Choose between a LECTURE or a COURSE. Share precious moments together enjoying an educational and entertaining adventure! Familiarize yourself with the embroidery techniques, and write out your names in Glagolitic script in the company of other Croatian ethnology enthusiasts! An encounter with the heritage can also be a valuable gift. Enable a dear one to experience the Croatian tradition and culture! Duration: 4 hours. The coupon is valid for 2 people + GIFT & Digital thank you card. Coupon valid for 1 year. The price in euros is €331.81. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

0 Backers

7500 kn

SILVER HERITAGE GUARDIAN „CROATIAN HERITAGE EVENING“. Bring a dear friend to an EVENING of Croatian heritage! Spend precious moments together with enchanting stories about the most valuable motifs of Croatian culture and art! Expect a surprise CONCERT by a renowned Croatian academic musician as we toast to the preservation of heritage with a selection of fine Croatian WINES. The Croatian heritage evening for you and your entourage will be hosted by Ethno Mara DESIGNERS and people from Croatian public life who share your love for preserving this heritage. The coupon is valid for 2 people + GIFT & Digital thank you card. The price in euros is €995.42. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

SILVER HERITAGE GUARDIAN „CROATIAN HERITAGE EVENING“. Bring a dear friend to an EVENING of Croatian heritage! Spend precious moments together with enchanting stories about the most valuable motifs of Croatian culture and art! Expect a surprise CONCERT by a renowned Croatian academic musician as we toast to the preservation of heritage with a selection of fine Croatian WINES. The Croatian heritage evening for you and your entourage will be hosted by Ethno Mara DESIGNERS and people from Croatian public life who share your love for preserving this heritage. The coupon is valid for 2 people + GIFT & Digital thank you card. The price in euros is €995.42. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

0 Backers

15000 kn

GOLDEN GUARDIAN OF HERITAGE „CROATIAN HERITAGE NIGHT“. Bring a dear friend to the Croatian Heritage Night! Enjoy an entertaining program inspired by Croatian culture as well as a selected spread of DELICIOUS CROATIAN GASTRONOMY favorites! An art historian/ethnologist will guide you through the well-kept secrets of statues and historic buildings all over the country. Expect a surprise CONCERT by a renowned Croatian academic musician and a presentation of a NEW Etno Mara COLLECTION. The event will be organized in Zagreb, but it is also possible to move it to another European city in case more than 30 people from that city acquire the coupon. The coupon is valid for 2 people + GIFT & Digital thank you card. The price in euros is €995.42. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

GOLDEN GUARDIAN OF HERITAGE „CROATIAN HERITAGE NIGHT“. Bring a dear friend to the Croatian Heritage Night! Enjoy an entertaining program inspired by Croatian culture as well as a selected spread of DELICIOUS CROATIAN GASTRONOMY favorites! An art historian/ethnologist will guide you through the well-kept secrets of statues and historic buildings all over the country. Expect a surprise CONCERT by a renowned Croatian academic musician and a presentation of a NEW Etno Mara COLLECTION. The event will be organized in Zagreb, but it is also possible to move it to another European city in case more than 30 people from that city acquire the coupon. The coupon is valid for 2 people + GIFT & Digital thank you card. The price in euros is €995.42. The amount in euros is obtained by converting the price at the fixed exchange rate of the CNB: 1 EUR = 7.53450 HRK.

0 Backers

Name Amount Date
Emir Ekinović 95,00 kn (12,61 €) October 24, 2022
Adela Topic 260,00 kn (34,51 €) October 21, 2022
Jasminka Vukusic 260,00 kn (34,51 €) October 05, 2022
Olga Melnik 50,00 kn (6,64 €) October 04, 2022
Mirna Filipović Košćec 980,00 kn (130,07 €) September 27, 2022
Katarina Balenovic Salamunic 120,00 kn (15,93 €) September 23, 2022
Valentina Keblar 980,00 kn (130,07 €) September 16, 2022
Jelena Čujko 120,00 kn (15,93 €) September 15, 2022
Vedran Jadek 980,00 kn (130,07 €) September 14, 2022
Dubravka Crnogaj 120,00 kn (15,93 €) September 13, 2022
Kresimir Starcevic 680,00 kn (90,25 €) September 09, 2022
NATAŠA MESARIĆ 680,00 kn (90,25 €) September 09, 2022
Anonymous 50,00 kn (6,64 €) September 09, 2022
Marija Milković 680,00 kn (90,25 €) September 09, 2022
Tomislav Zetović 120,00 kn (15,93 €) September 07, 2022
Karlo Pancer 260,00 kn (34,51 €) September 07, 2022
Anonymous 50,00 kn (6,64 €) September 07, 2022
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