Smokvica Village

One of the five oldest villages that features a centuries-long continuity of the single-sword kumpanjija dances is accompanied by bagpipe and drum. As are the other four oldest villages with sword dance groups, Smokvica village is located within the interior hills of the island, not visible from the sea.  On the western side of Korčula island the village economy is based on wine and olive oil production. A historic architectural feature is a “loggia” that continues to be the center of village life, adjacent to the terraced area where the kumpanjija is performed. See photos from 2011 on the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research (IEF) sword dance website: <>.

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