List of all exhibits. Click on one of them to go to the exhibit page. The topics allow exhibits to be selected by their concept categories. On the right, you can choose the settings of the list view.

The list below shows links between exhibits in a non-standard way. The points denote the exhibits and the connecting lines are connections between them, according to the selected categories.

Enter the end dates in the windows in order to set the period you are interested in on the timeline.

Views: 5460
(Votes: 2)
The average rating is 5.0 stars out of 5.
Print metrics
Print description

The model was made in 1901 by Bronowice carpenters under the supervision of Włodzimierz Tetmajer and with the participation of a painter, Antoni Procajłowicz. The piece was commissioned by Jerzy Warchałowski on the occasion of the First Exhibition of the Polish Applied Arts Society in Kraków.

more

The model was made in 1901 by Bronowice carpenters under the supervision of Włodzimierz Tetmajer and with the participation of a painter, Antoni Procajłowicz. The piece was commissioned by Jerzy Warchałowski on the occasion of the First Exhibition of the Polish Applied Arts Society in Kraków.
The architectural model in a 1:10 scale is traditionally modelled after the cottage of Błażej Czepiec of Bronowice, a participant of Stanisław Wyspiański's Wesele [Wedding]. It represents a wooden cottage with two rows of residential rooms, with a long side facing the road, and an area for livestock. The building is covered with a hipped thatched roof. The model with walls made in the log cabin construction system has a Lusatian structure supporting the roof structure, typical of Bronowice houses. The walls of the building are covered with a polychrome in brown and white strips imitating whitewashing. The frames of the windows and the semi-circular recess of the entrance are ornamented with floral decorations against a white background.
The model made for the needs of exhibitions promoting handicraft products became a germ of a collection of models developed by the Ethnographic Museum in the following decades.

Elaborated by the Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Kraków, © all rights reserved

less

Garbage dropped at the neighbours’ door – the Christmas Eve customs of Cracovians

According to Seweryn Udziela, Cracovians celebrated certain activities on Christmas Eve, believing that they would bring them prosperity in the coming year...

more

According to Seweryn Udziela, Cracovians celebrated certain activities on Christmas Eve, believing that they would bring them prosperity in the coming year. One of these activities was a morning bath in water with a silver coin, which was to be a harbinger of future wealth, thrown into it. The family’s health in the following year was dependent on who would be the first to cross the threshold of the hut that day. If it was a man, the family could rest easy, believing that any illnesses would give their home a wide berth. A woman crossing the threshold first was a bad omen which meant that diseases would not leave their home.
Additionally, „They would surreptitiously drop the rubbish swept from their rooms at a neighbour’s door, so that fleas, bedbugs and other would vermin move there”[1].
Before the Christmas Eve dinner, the head of the family would invite a wolf: „Wolfie, wolfie, take a seat and dine with us, but if you do not come today, do not come ever”[2].
It was also believed that an even number of people should sit at the Christmas Eve table because an odd number heralded the death of one of the residents.

See also: Kraków Bronowice cottage and its domestic equipments.

Elaborated by: Editorial team of Małopolskas Virtual Museums,
Licencja Creative Commons

 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Poland License.


[1] S. Udziela, Krakowiacy, Kraków 1924, p. 34.

[2] Ibid, p. 35.

less

Kraków Bronowice cottage

Pictures

Audio

Model chaty krakowskiej (bronowickiej) Tells: Zdzisław Mach
play
Model chaty krakowskiej (bronowickiej) [audiodeskrypcja] Tells: Fundacja na Rzecz Rozwoju Audiodeskrypcji KATARYNKA
play

Recent comments

Add comment: