One of the oldest and most widespread handicrafts in Slovenia is making woodenware. It has a long tradition and is closely connected with nature. In the history represented in addition to lifestyle also an important source of income.
In the document from the 14th century, was first mentioned "Ribniška suha roba" name for wood products, which was carried from people of Ribnica all around the world. The imperial patent of Emperor Frederick III. in year 1492 cause that trading of "suha roba" strong increase.
Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe, with almost 60% of the territory is covered by forest. In recent decades, the proportion of forest has been increasing, since every year we plant over one million two hundred thousand trees.
More than a third of the Slovenian territory is protected and included in the European Natura 2000 network, which protects biodiversity. Slovenia is among the most biologically diverse countries in the world.
Wood is a material that accompanies man since prehistoric times through to the present day. In its development, the man les always rediscovered and adapted to the current needs of its use. From him he was making objects that are facilitated with life or is it just exploit it hidden heat, it is easier to survive the long cold winters.
Even in today's era dominated by electronics and plastic timber remains in its uniqueness desirable and sought-after material.