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- Dimensions height: 8.4 cm, diameter: 10.5 cm, circuit: 27 cm
- ID no. Z-2165
- Object copyright Orava Ethnographic Park Museum in Zubrzyca Górna
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska’s Virtual Museums project
A middle-sized red baked clay bowl with a narrow bottom and straight, widely open sides, ended at the top with a little rim. The inside of the bowl and the bottom are decorated with simple drawings of twigs. At the top, there are wavy lines. The decoration was made with yellow enamel. From the inside, the bowl is covered with brown glaze.more
A middle-sized red baked clay bowl with a narrow bottom and straight, widely open sides, ended at the top with a little rim. The inside of the bowl and the bottom are decorated with simple drawings of twigs. At the top, there are wavy lines. The decoration was made with yellow enamel. From the inside, the bowl is covered with brown glaze.
Such bowls were placed on a slat in a black room or in cupboards. They were ordinary bowls used to serve meals. In local villages, the custom — a beautiful one, by the way — of consuming meals from one bowl with the whole family by reaching out for it with wooden spoons, lasted for a long time. This custom, although an archaic one, maintained family ties, taught restraint and respect towards elderly people, and also brotherhood towards younger ones. A specific ritual of behaviour during the meal was in force. The beginning and the end of the meal with the sign of a cross added gravity to the whole meal and thus raised the importance of the participants. Therefore, the established etiquette had to be obeyed. In Upper Orava, pottery was not developed, so bowls of this type were imported from other areas of Austria-Hungary. They were mainly bought at markets in Jabłonka and Tyrstyn.
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