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Chests

In the late 18th and 19th centuries, chests were the most important piece of furniture on farms. They were used to store linen yarn and canvas for the bride’s bale, as illustrated by the quotation: »Mother is loading chest, father is giving her farewell«. In some places, the transport of the bale was called »the chest is being driven«.
The rich bale with the chest was transported from the old home to the new one in a solemn and rather elaborate ceremony.
In addition to the bale, the chests were used to store everything of value in the house: clothes, documents, money and other family valuables.
Today, chests are only decorative objects and the knowledge of their manufacture is disappearing.
Very few craftsmen are still familiar with the old technologies of making chests, the methods of painting, and the composition of the colour coatings and glazes needed to make a chest.
The ornament from the chest is also in the logo of the SKRINA Ethnogalerie.

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Chests
At the end of the 18th and in the 19th century, chests were the most important piece of furniture on farms. They were intended to store linen yarn and canvas for the bride’s ball, which is also illustrated by the quote: “Mother is loading her chest, Father is giving her farewell”. In some places, the transport of bales was called “carriage”. The rich bale with the chest was solemnly and with a rather complicated ceremony transported from the old to the new home. In addition to the bale, everything that was valuable in the house was stored in the chests: clothes, documents, money and other family valuables. Today, chests are only decorative objects, and the knowledge of their manufacture can be classified as an endangered intangible cultural heritage. Very few artisans still know the old chest-making technologies, painting methods, composition of color coatings and glazes, which are necessary to make a chest. The ornament from the casket is also depicted in the logo of the SKRINA Ethnogallery.