The Pomelaj homestead (known locally as the Sabolova homestead) is one of the features of the area that, together with the birds of the European Stork Village, connects new and old times, new and old opportunities, but also preserves the spirit of Miško Kranjec's literary works and the respect for old crafts and skills.
Pomelajevo is a space that, through its appearance and events, inspires its employees and visitors alike to connect the past with the future. Here, items are handmade from natural resources known for centuries which will continue to tell the story of natural cycles even after their use.Our story
Pomelajevo is an area where we diligently grow flint maize, a type of corn that is indigenous to the Prekmurje region, and plant willows in the swampy area.
Pomelaj's wickworkers take the corn husk, which we call "bilje", and osier, which has many different shades depending on the time of cutting and processing, and create items that show their usefulness time and again.
"Pomelajevo bilje" is not just corn husk but a precious material whose true qualities are in the making throughout the whole year! Only when the wickerworkers properly moisten the dry corn husk before bending it into strings will it obtain a silky texture and a special shine, revealing the natural shades of white through yellow to violet.
Visitors can familiarize themselves with the local trade and activities in rural areas from the past and the way everything connects to the present, while also learning about the different materials, techniques, products, their usefulness in the past and present.
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The writer's homestead offers visitors a look at his preserved study, literary and artistic works, books, documents, and photographs.
The Stork Land Park in the middle of Velika Polana represents a natural and cultural landmark of the Municipality of Velika Polana and the European Stork Village.
An important tourist destination in Mala Polana, at the edge of the forest Polanski log, the largest black elder covered area in Europe, is the Copekov mlin Watermill.
The church is dedicated to the Holy Heart of Jesus and was built in 1924.