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Table 3 Plants used in handicraft applications in the study area

From: A cross-cultural comparison of folk plant uses among Albanians, Bosniaks, Gorani and Turks living in south Kosovo

Botanical taxon, family and voucher specimen code Status Folk name(s) a Part(s) used Use Category Specific Use(s) Alb N uc b Bo/Go N uc b Tur N uc b UV Alb c UV Bo/Go c UV Tur c Q d
Abies alba Mill. (Pinaceae) 14/Pz/2013 W BredhiALB Wood Carpentry Used for home construction and different home furniture 5 4 2 0.082 0.125 0.043 I
Acer campestre L. (Sapindaceae) W PanjaALB Wood Carpentry Used for constructing musical instruments (“çifteli”, violin etc.) 2 0 0 0.033 0 0 I
Alnus glutinosa L. (Betulaceae) W VerriALB Twigs Dye Brown color used for textile coloring 2 1 1 0.033 0.031 0.022 I
Beta vulgaris L. (Amaranthaceae) C RrepaALB Taproot Dye Red color, used for textile coloring 2 0 0 0.033 0 0 I
Centaurea cyanus L. (Asteraceae) 20/Pz/2013 W KokoçeliALB Flowers Dye Blue color, used for textile coloring 0 5 0 0 0.156 0 II
KicicaBOG
Corylus avellana L. (Betulaceae) 24/Pz/2013 W LejthıALB Stems Handicraft Used to construct baskets, usually large ones for carrying animal food 10 5 0 0.164 0.156 0 VI
Cotinus coggygria Scop. (Anacardiaceae) 64/Pz/2013 W Dru bojeALB Fruits Dye Yellow color, used for leather, wool and other textile coloring 2 0 3 0.033 0 0.065 I
RujTUR
Boyaci sumakTUR
Juglans regia L. (Juglandaceae) 40/Pz/2013 C ArraALB Wood Carpentry Used for furniture preservation, this is characterized by a high aesthetic value. 3 2 2 0.082 0.063 0.043 I
Fruit cortex Dye Coloring of hair, wool and cotton 2 0 0     
Juniperus communis L. (Cupressaceae) 39/Pz/2013 W GëllijaALB Wood Musical instrument Used for construction of “lahuta”, a single-stringed musical instrument used in traditionally music. 2 0 0 0.033 0 0 I
Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl. (Cucurbitaceae) C PocerkaALB Dried fruits Liquid container Fruits opened and used as a water container 6 8 4 0.098 0.25 0.087 II
Morus alba L. (Moraceae) 49/Pz/2013 C Mani i bardhëALB Wood Liquid container Used to construct casks for storing alcohol, which gives it a characteristic light yellow color 4 0 1 0.066 0 0.022 I
AkdutTUR
Morus nigra L. (Moraceae) 48/Pz/2013 C Mani i ziALB DutTUR Wood Liquid container Used to construct casks for storing alcohol, which gives it a characteristic light yellow color 4 0 1 0.066 0 0.022 I
KaradutTUR
Pinus nigra J.F. Arnold. (Pinaceae) W/C PishaALB Wood Carpentry Used for home construction and construction of different furniture. 0 6 1 0 0.188 0.022 II
Kara qamTUR
Polygonum aviculare L. (Polygonaceae) W MadimakBOG Aerial parts Dye Blue color, used for wool coloring 0 0 3 0 0 0.065 I
KusekmeziTUR
Pyrus communis L. (Rosaceae) 58/Pz/2013 W DardhaALB Wood Musical instrument Used for construction of “Zurla”, an oboe-like woodwind instrument. 2 0 0 0.033 0 0 I
Dardha egerALB
Rhamnus frangula (Rhamnaceae) E Druni barutitALB Wood Weaponry Used as a gunpowder ingredient 0 0 1 0 0 0.022 I
Barut agaqiTUR
Rubia tinctorum L. (Rubiaceae) W Boj kuqeALB CrvenkaBOG Roots and fruits Dye Red color, used for textile coloring 0 4 0 0 0.125 0 I
Salix purpurea L. (Salicaceae) W RakitaALB Twigs Handicraft To construct different type of baskets 5 2 0 0.082 0.063 0 I
Sambucus ebulus L. (Adoxaceae) W KinlaALB Fruits Dye Blue color, used for textile coloring 0 4 0 0 0.125 0 I
Crna zovaBOG
Zea mays L. (Poaceae) 92/Pz/2013 C MisriALB Mature leaves Handicraft Used to construct different types of baskets 0 0 4 0 0 0.087 I
Kollomoq ALB
KollomoqiTUR
  1. a Folk Names. ALBfolk name(s) recorded among Albanians; BOGfolk name(s) recorded among Bosniaks/Gorani; TURfolk name(s) recorded among Turks.
  2. b Alb N uc : Number of use citations provided by Albanian informants; Bo/Go N uc : Number of use citations provided by Bosnian and Gorani informants; Tur N uc : Number of use citations provided by Turkish informants.
  3. c UV Alb : Use-value for one species by the Albanian group; UV Bo/Go : Use-value for one species by the Bosniaks and Gorani; UV Tur : Use-value for one species by the Turkish group. This index measures the relative importance of each species based on its reported use by informants from each cultural group under study.
  4. d Q: Quadrant assignments are based on adjusted use-values (UVadj), which were calculated by dividing the use-value (UV) of each group by the maximum use-value (UVmax) for handicraft citations (UVadj not shown).