Dry Stone walls and borders are a vital aspect of Pag’s past and eternal monuments to the arduous life of Pag’s labourers, who built and maintained them for centuries. Based on the length of the preserved stacked stone walls of approximately one thousand kilometres, the island of Pag is one of the richest areas in Croatia for this type of construction. They were erected as natural boundaries between pastures, high enough so that sheep could not jump over them and sturdy enough so that they could not be toppled by strong winds. Their construction was not easy. Due to their exceptional importance and in order to prevent their destruction, the art of drywall construction in December 2016 received a permanent protected status from Croatian state and was included on a list of the country’s non-material goods.
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