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Ethnographic Museum in Berat, evidence of culture and tradition

  • 2/5/2021 2:36 PM
Ethnographic Museum in Berat, evidence of culture and tradition

The Ethnographic Museum in Berat has a rich collection of 1300 objects, and is an important evidence of the culture, and rich traditions of this region. The Berat Museum Center from time to time publishes materials for the objects that are in this Ethnographic museum, which has a very rich collection.

On the ground floor of the museum an improvised alley of the medieval bazaar, presents through exhibited objects the most representative and developed craft of the region; embroidery, jewelry, copperwork and clothing and ornaments that speak of the aristocratic standard of living of the middle and wealthy civic strata. In the open part of the porch you can find displayed crafts, which were practiced at home for family needs. The porch is naturally connected to the well and the courtyard where stone and ceramic objects are exposed. The way of life, organization, traditions and customs of a wealthy civic family in the Late Middle Ages are exhibited upstairs in the rooms of the apartment.

The medieval bazaar in the museum is imitating an alley on both sides of which are small wooden shops with shutters, where various items were produced, exhibited and sold: gold and silver embroidered textiles, accessories for women and men silver and bronze, woolen suits, shoes and copperwork. The porch is the main environment of the Berat apartment, entirely, constructed of wood, open and without a ceiling. Extensive shelters make it easy to carry out family and craft activities in the warmer months of the year. The corner is a special and favorite element of the porch.

The guest room in the museum is the most important environment in the traditional dwelling appreciated for its architectural and decorative elements intended for honoring friends, and holding family ceremonies. The elegance of the chimney, the wall cupboards, the decorated ceiling, the musander-mafil complex, the woolen blankets( velenxa), the carpets and the food service in the center stand out. You can find looms and work objects for weaving textiles are exhibited in the working room in this museum.

/Klara Ruci/