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LATINKA JOVANOVIĆ’S CROFT IN BAŠIN
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Latinka Jovanović’s craft is located in Banšin, in a part of the village called Gornji kraj. It is formed within a spacious yard with an orchard and it represents a rare example of completely preserved rural Šumadija household from mid 19th century. The craft consists of several buildings: the house, “vajat”, a corn crib and a storage room with a basement.

The house was built in 1886, whitens of which is the inscription on its east façade. The base is rectangular, with half-timbered construction with impregnated soil composite and the foundations are made of rough stone. The house walls are plastered with mud plaster and whitewashed. The roof is four-sloped, covered with tile. The interior of the house is divided into four areas: the “house”, the guest room and two bedrooms.

“Vajat” is located not far away from the house. It was used as a bedroom for one family from the corporative union. It has a square base, wooden structure with walls made of nasatično laid planks over four rough stones, placed in corners, which were used as foundations. The roof is four-sloped covered with reclaimed roof tiles. It the interior there is one area with a soil floor. 

On the north-east side of the house there is a corn crib with a porch. The corn crib is placed on five pillars which elevate it above the ground level. Corn crib walls are made of hewn beams which are nailed to wooden pillars in the corners. On the opened porch there are five profiled pillars placed on massive stones as foundations. The roof is four-sloped covered with tile.

A few meters away from the corn crib there is a storage room with a basement and a porch. The base is rectangular, wooden structure with walls made of oak planks, with “ćert” connections in the corners. The basement is built with bricks and it is ditched under the storage room.  Under the porch with four massive pillars there is a staircase leading to the basement. The roof is four-sloped and covered with tile.