Rohme Lota from Sweden brought closer to its students of workshop in Podgorica how to use fish skin in making objects and souvenirs. She explained that all sorts of things could be made by this technique, bags, jewelry, souvenirs, upholstery for furniture, clothing … One of the participants, Jasminka Bogićević, during the five-day workshop made a unique bracelet. The problem for the success of this “business” is narrowed market because in order to sell the objects of fish skin, buyers need to spend more money than for other souvenirs. So the bracelet which Bogićević made, Rohme says, costs around 50 euros. The process is demanding and difficult. Besides a skill is required, it is necessary to invest the effort and commitment, because it is a comprehensive process.
This technique is presented for the first time in Montenegro, and its goal is to connect specialized knowledge and crafts with certain parts of the manufacturing industry, such as the development of the fisheries. Lota has never worked with carp before, so it was a challenge. The workshop was conducted in the framework of the UNIDO project “The strengthening of competitiveness and innovation in Montenegro through sustainable policies for economic growth” in collaboration with the Ministry of economy of Montenegro. Some of the brands that use a fish skin are Prada, Dior, Nike, Puma, and the greatest importance of this technique is that it is high-quality and environmentally acceptable.