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Kokula Art and Craft Shop

Djordjiceva 6, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
+385 20 324 812
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This shop of authentic Croatian Craft's is really nice. They carry such unique items to meet your... read more

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Dubrovnik old town is wonderful place to see and visit, but most shops sell the same old souvenirs... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2016
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Kokula is an awarded art and craft shop with authentically Croatian traditional hand made souvenirs in Dubrovnik. The meaning of word Kokula in croatian language - dialect from Dubrovnik, is another name for a "Treasure Box", or more precisely, a special compartment within a Hope Chest, designed to hold precious family heirloom jewelry. We named our shop after Kokula suggesting that it's a place where you can find the most precious handmade pieces of local traditional embroidery, jewelry and other authentic handicrafts and artistic creations as a part of our rich cultural heritage. Traditional embroidery has been done in our family for generations and has always been passed from mother to daughters .The patterns are taken from a traditional national costume which is still in use in rural areas on special occasions, such as weddings, baptisms and various festivities of all kinds. In order to preserve and carry on that tradition we decided to start our family business and we opened Kokula shop in April 2012. We apply pieces of traditional embroidery on different products, like cushions, trays, hand bags, shoes, napkins, table cloths. We even frame it as pictures. Other products are made by local artist and artisans using traditional skills and natural materials. You can find fine pieces of Lepoglava lace (listed in UNESCO World Heritage), handmade embroidered linen napkins, unique hand made dolls made by Jasmina Kosanovic, textile and costume designer, ceramics by Vedrana Balkovic, traditional licitar hearts and many other croatian products. The Tourist Board of Dubrovnik recognized our attempts and included us in their program <<Authentically Croatian>>, which is only for those who sell products exclusively made in Croatia. We won the First prize for the best decorated shop in Dubrovnik old town for 2012. which was given to us by City authorities. Also we signed a contract for EU funded project - EU jewelry from beads - from national costume to the market. It is a part of lifelong learning programme Leonardo da Vinci implemented by our National Agency for mobility and EU programmes. The BEADED jEUwelry project collects the experiences and best practices in folk jewelry beading education with involving 6 partner institutions from 5 European countries - Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Czech republic. The aim of the project is providing best practice and model approaches which can form a link between craft production, cultural heritage and economical growth. Kokula's role in this EU funded project is to put the jewelry, which is going to be made in the next two years by all the partners, to the market by offering it in our store in Dordiceva 6, in Dubrovnik.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This shop of authentic Croatian Craft's is really nice. They carry such unique items to meet your gift requirements.

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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Dubrovnik old town is wonderful place to see and visit, but most shops sell the same old souvenirs that all look like they are made in China. Kokula isn't a small store on a side alley, and they sell high quality local art and craft,...More

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Kokula, Owner at Kokula Art and Craft Shop, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We try our best to offer our customers a piece of local heritage, hand made by family members or local artisans. We are glad you like it and we appreciate your effort to tell others about it.

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Reviewed June 26, 2016

This small store was a nice change from the "tourist shops", featuring local handmade items. Jewelry, textiles, and art are on display. Prices seemed quite fair and it was pleasant to purchase something made locally instead of made "somewhere".

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Reviewed December 2, 2015

This adorable shop is small but it's full of beautiful handmade items. You are sure to find something unique here, from traditional embroidery to original jewelry. If you need a gift for someone with good taste and an appreciation for art, this is the place...More

1  Thank nadajp
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Reviewed October 7, 2015

They have really nice things in the shop. I was surprised when I found them. So much nicer than many other souvenir shops in the old town. I photographed many gifts and few traditional things. More photographs of the Facebook page Koku art and craft...More

Thank Tatjana P
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Reviewed March 3, 2015

We found this tiny treasure of a shop by the Trip Advisor sign on the street corner. We were looking for some gifts made by local artisans. The young woman who owned the shop was very personable and helpful. We found a very unique and...More

1  Thank Julie K
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Reviewed December 25, 2014

Unique, one-of-a kind items, some are very high quality and hand-made. The only gift shop that really stood out to me, my mom, and sister when we were in Old Town. My mom bought a lovely pair of hand-beaded earrings.

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Reviewed October 22, 2014

We have visited this shop on both of our trips to Dubrovnik and each time bought a lovely copper etching, one of the walls and another of a boat. Each time we had excellent service. It is a lovely shop with lots of interesting pieces...More

1  Thank bethandmath
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Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Today I shopped in Dubrovnik trying to find something I loved. In this small shop I found an excellent selection of traditional and contemporary arts and crafts. Though sorely tempted by the charming dolls, I fell in love with the etchings done by a local...More

1  Thank kas823
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

We found this little shop off the beaten path not too far from the the city wall entrance and exit near the front gate. It's down a side street Dordiceva 6. We wanted a Christmas ornament from Croatia and thy had a nice one for...More

1  Thank fheagle
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