Cetatea de Baltă ethnographic exhibition

General profile:
Main profile:
Ethnography
Collection(s):

Within the house the furniture that fills the space is limited to a bed with nine pillows, a bench and a table, a chest of drawers and all the fabric that decorates the furniture items. These were all produced by this household. Here one encounters the richest collection of folk costumes in the county (23 in total). A distinct element of this exhibition is the presence of women’s winter costumes specific to this area and these reflect a massive influence of city garb elements seamlessly integrated into the traditional costumes. Important moments of village life and especially the life of local people are captured in old photos. The hallway is the room housing the loom and all the ob...jects necessary for homemade textiles: distaffs, pulleys, reels, shuttles, spindles. Here we find on display fabrics produced through the toil of long winter nights when the storytelling took place. Items made through this craft were used to make clothing, scarves, towels, tablecloths, carpets, rugs, bags. In traditional homes the clothes and other fabrics used in everyday life were hung on a horizontal pole suspended from the ceiling beam. The influence of the Hungarian ethnicity is present throughout the exhibition by means of traditional garb belonging to the two ethnic communities, Romanian and Hungarian. The pantry is the place where cooking utensils for everyday use are kept: pots, plates, mugs. Among the simple earthenware we find a few fine china objects, such as an “untieai" (receptacle for holding butter), which presumably belonged to a noble family from the area. The “boacaz” is the annex where we find the clay bread oven and where the flour was sifted, the dough was kneaded and the bread was baked; the patellas lean against the mouth of the oven and next to them we find the sifting sieve, the kneading trough and the flour chest. Next to this we find the tool shed and the barn which attest to the traditional occupations, with displays related to activities such as agriculture (truss, plow), gathering and viticulture (implements for vine picking), wine preparation and storing (muzzle, barrel and gourd).


County:
Alba
Locality:
Cetatea de Baltă
Commune:
Cetatea de Baltă
Address:
Strada T. Vladimirescu nr. 6
Postal code:
517235
Access:
village centre
Time table:
On demand
Phone :
0258.886.101; 0258.886.364
Administrative subordination:
Alba County Council
Importance:
Local
Founded:
2006
Museum code:
7101560
Contact person:
Cucui Maria
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