SO - a flower of salt
Collaborators: Nikola Radeljković and Goran Jovanović
Photographer: Domagoj Kunić
A flower of salt has a more complex mineral structure than regular sea salt. Unlike an industrially produced flower of salt, Solinarska So is harvested on natural seawater pools along wild rugged cliffs of the island of Mljet. In the wintertime, sirocco, a southern wind, creates huge waves that fill all the rock hollows with fresh offshore seawater.
As the summer sun and mistral evaporate the water, a thin crust of salt forms on the top. Harvesting takes place once a year in perfect weather conditions. As the name suggests, So has been an important part of life in Soline for many generations.