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Typical cottage equipment at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries

Typical cottage equipment at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries

This exhibition presents equipment found in a traditional cottage inhabited by wealthy and moderately well-off villagers from Krasnystaw region. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, traditional cottage consisted of one room, entryway and a chamber. Being the most important part of living space, the one room served many functions; people slept, stored goods, placed religious and decorative objects and entertained guests there. Presented exhibits relate to all these function.

Furniture, as main element of living spaces, became part of village households as late as in the second part of the 19th century. Displayed pieces include:

Storage furniture such as chests and trunks, cupboards, shelves and spoon racks, leisure furniture such as beds and cradles, benches and sleeping benches, tables, stools and chairs, as well as pieces whose aim was to help keep hygiene.


Smaller items include pottery, barrels and kitchen equipment. There is also a number of religious paintings made using different techniques, as well as decorative objects such as paper flowers and paper chandeliers called ‘pająki’’.

Author: Muzeum Regionalne w Krasnymstawie
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