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Thomislav Cerovečki

  • Umbrella maker
  • Zagreb, Croatia
  • Master Artisan
Thomislav Cerovečki Umbrella maker
Contact
Croatian, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+385 (0)14847417
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Keeping hold of a family tradition

  • • Thomislav specialises in handmade umbrellas and parasols
  • • He is the fourth generation of umbrella makers
  • • Šestinski kišobran is his bestseller and a symbol of Zagreb

Cerovečki Umbrellas maintains a 100-year-old tradition in producing handmade umbrellas and parasols, and Thomislav Cerovečki is at the helm. The story began back in 1912 when Mr Mijo Cepanec started his umbrella artisan shop Cepanec in Varaždin. The shop had moved to Ilica Street in Zagreb in 1936 and has been there ever since. Today, the business is run by the fourth generation – Thomislav and his wife Mateja Cerovečki – sadly it is the only umbrella maker left in Zagreb (there used to be eight). Because it is such a cherished tradition, the craft of making the Šestine umbrella in the traditional workshop is on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia.

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Ladies parasol

The thickness of this parasol’s shaft, as well as the length of its handle, are carefully calculated to optimise its use. The parasols in this series are handcrafted from natural fibres such as cotton, linen or silk. Thomislav Cerovečki parasols can be more or less complex, but always remain beautiful, joyful and elegant.

Height 95 cm
Diameter 100 cm

Photo: ©Nikola Zelmanović
Cotton umbrella

These strong, premium quality, wind-resistant umbrellas are made from 55% cotton 45% polyester. They are handcrafted with a natural wood shaft with a chestnut, malacca or bamboo handle. The metal ribs are rustproof.

Height 93 cm
Diameter 130 cm

Photo: ©Nikola Zelmanović
Cotton umbrella

The thickness of this parasol’s shaft, as well as the length of its handle, are carefully calculated to optimise its use. The parasols of this series are handcrafted from natural fibres such as cotton, linen or silk. Thomislav Cerovečki parasols can be more or less complex, but always remain beautiful, joyful and elegant.

Height 93 cm
Diameter 130 cm

Photo: ©Nikola Zelmanović
Sun umbrella

These parasols, designed for women, are specific in the thickness of their shaft and length of the handle. They are made of natural fibres like cotton, linen or silk. Each parasol is unique in style and delicate charm.

Height 95 cm
Diameter 100 cm

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Šestine umbrella

The Šestine umbrella dates back to the mid-18th century. It is a part of the folk costume worn in the Šestine region of Zagreb and a recognisable souvenir of Croatia’s capital. The craft of making Šestine umbrella, with the traditional Cerovečki techniques, is a part of the register of protected non-material cultural goods of the Republic of Croatia. The Šestine umbrella is characterised by the red cotton canopy with multicoloured horizontal stripes on the edges, thick wooden shaft and naturally crooked chestnut handle

Height 97 cm
Diameter 130 cm

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