Stacked stone walls and boundaries 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.
Pag lace is a unique product of the hard-working and skilful hands of the women from the town of Pag. Lace-making is a very old tradition throughout the Mediterranean.
Pag’s folk attire is especially beautiful and known throughout Europe. When speaking of Pag folk attire, one first thinks of the old-style women’s clothing, particularly the lace made by needlepoint, the blouses and headgear (called pokrivaca).
“Slave Girl” is a folk play which is traditionally performed during the carnival period and as part of the Pag Summer and Ethno-Evenings. In times past, a troupe wearing Pag folk attire and “Turkish” uniforms toured the town and displayed their craft in the squares or in front of the houses of notable townsfolk.
The Pag tanac (dance) is performed to the accompaniment of bagpipes. This is a depiction of an encounter between young women and men wearing folk attire who, by dancing, clapping their hands and twirling, attract each other’s attention in order to dance together.