Deal ethnographic exhibition

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Deal ethnographic exhibition
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The exhibition tries to restore a traditional house interior: bed with pillows, above which icons are displayed, framed by towels or plates; near it we find the daybed, the table, the chairs, and nearby a scarf is displayed together with various pieces of folk costume. The woman's costume consists of undershirt, petticoats, skirt, apron and headscarf. Made of cotton or hemp, the undershirt was quite wide; the sleeve cuffs (cipca) and puffy shoulders (hammers) were embroidered with black “arnica” (a type of single thread spun cotton). The apron, consisting of two woolen sheets, was woven on the loom; the skirt was also woven but had a single sheet and was hemmed with lace. In aut...umn or spring the women wore a wide gilded coat over the vest and in winter they switched to a woolen sheepskin coat (cojocuta). The headgear consisted of a white kerchief over which a black headscarf was wrapped. Male costume consists of: long shirt with sleeves sewn with black or yellow arnica, trousers, girdle, lambskin vest, small brimmed hat in the summer and fur hat in the winter. The agricultural tools on display are those used for centuries for farming: hillside plow with oscillating rudder, thorn harrow, wood harrow; for crop maintenance: hoes, spades, weed whackers; for harvesting and seed selection: sickles, scythes, forks, rakes, brooms, sifters, sieves. The hillside plow or moldboard plow with symmetric coulter and oscillating rudder was sturdier to allow it to furrow better. Local craftsmen showed their creative spirit by making houses, furniture, everyday utensils, means of transport, gates, churches, shrines and wooden crosses. Their decoration was done with very simple tools: knife, ax, chisel, hatchet, saw. The material they used was oak, pine, beech, maple, walnut, elm. Decorative geometric motifs were used (teeth, spiral, incised circle, square, diamond, torsade, arc, and rosette).

Strada Principală nr. 130
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village centre, in the school building
Time table:
On demand
Phone :
0258.747.050; 0258.747.312; 0749.983.103
Administrative subordination:
Alba County Council
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Başa Alexandru
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