In Trstenik area old meets new at almost every step. Houses from the past, water mills, a number of old crafts and various customs, all of these make this region particularly interesting.
Traditional clothes- folk costumes can be seen in the workshop for making folk costumes in Stragari village, in the local museum, during folklore manifestations and rarely in fairs. Long embroidered socks worn by men on special occasions were very characteristic for this area and from then on, people from this area are called “Carapani”. Trstenik area is famous far and wide for rugs. Even the famous travel writer Feliks Kanic noticed that nowhere else in Serbia such high quality rugs could be found but in Trstenik and Pirot. Many women from Trstenik cherish weaving and embroidery skills. Braided scarves, cloaks, bags are made very precisely and they are original concerning ornament and colours.
Villages on the left banks of the Morava river, Medveđa, Velika Drenova, Milutovac are famous for grafters.
In Soda shop founded in 1935. you can refresh yourself with ''klaker'', made by the recipes from the last century.
Popina village is famous for the plenty of quartzite stone and its process. In workshop for aesthetic process of quartzite stone, which dates back to 1935, inspiration is found in the stone plastic of the Morava school.
As the legend says, Dublje village was named after an enormous stone, and the village was developed in its vicinity. “The stone from Dublje” from neighboring mines is known outside the borders. Few family workshops in Dublje are devoted to mill stone carving. The oldest stone cutting shop dates back to 1875, golden age for stone cutters, when water mills appeared on almost every brook.
Brezovica is famous for the numerous lime kilns. The valleys of the Brezovica and the Popina rivers are rich in marble, which has been the main source for producing good quality lime for almost two centuries.
Twig weaving, an ancient craft developed near rivers, is the most popular in Odzaci village. Many different materials, especially willow tree, are used for making very usable household objects.