|The Museum is situated in the village of Dragomiresti on the main road, opened in 2001.|
It is located in a traditional house of the Maramures area, made of stone, wood and adobe, having a relatively small interior yard where one may find objects used by peasant women specific to this area.
The tree specific to this area has the bowls of the family hanging on its branches. The number of bowls is indicative of a certain family? welfare and they are of different colours. The red bowl on top of the tree means that the girl in the family is about to get married, a tradition which is still obeyed nowadays.
The museum was founded in order to celebrate the woman as mother, grandmother, wife, sister or friend and her role in the development of human species. The Maramures peasant woman is the one who kept alive over the centuries the Christian faith, the traditional customs, the folk costumes and the linguistic dialect.
Inside the museum one can admire exhibits such as:
- the spindle with `turgalau` specific to the area which has a legend: in order to be loved by a girl, a lad in the village gave her a spindle as a present telling her that if she found the piece which once taken out it would unweave the spindle, they would break up; as the girl didn?t find that piece, she began to like the lad and got together;
- tools specific to weaving in hemp, linen and wool;
- the tree with hanging bowls;
- specific kinds of fancy bread for different traditions and celebrations, masks worn by the lads on different religious celebrations;
- the marriage portion of a girl, consisting of loom-woven counterpanes, pillows, sheets, etc. all vividly coloured and beautifully decorated with geometrical and floral motifs;
- the oven used when cooking, but also when sleeping ;
- one can also admire the interesting way of setting the clay-made bowls on the beam of the house, due to the little space in the rooms;
- the folk costumes specific to every village in the region of Maramures;
- artisan objects (there is a sales exhibition and on request the tourist can dress up the folk costume specific to the area) .
Entrance ticket: 1 RON.
Opened from Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.