ETHNOGRAFICAL MUSEUM

ETHNOGRAFICAL MUSEUM

The Museo Etnografico di Palau (Ethnografical museum), is dedicated to the heritage of the past rural community identified in the concept of “Stazzo Gallurese” (the local name of the typical Gallura Farms). The halls in the museum are two: the first one is dedicated to the classic tools and furniture of the Stazzo house: shelves, kitchen parts, tables, chairs, cooking tools dedicated to the production of homemade bread and cheese. Particularly interesting unique pieces housed in the museum are: the “rucca di la sposa” (an engraved spinning tool used as a propitious symbol during weddings celebrations), ancient terracotta bowls, the typical underskirt pocket used by women to carry small objects, fabric lucky charms, a tobacco tin made from bone.

The second hall, the largest, is dedicated to farming in a sequence of featured areas. Winery, with all the traditional tools for squashing the grapes, casks and barrels. Agricolture, with machinery, traditional tools and wooden ploughs.

Stock breeding, with bells, branding tools, feeding troughs, the typical sleigh cart, the cart for the transport of gravel and stones and other kind of carrying tools.
A variety of saddles is stored including the ones for ladies completely padded.
The final part features the link within the rural traditions and three essential timeless jobs: the blacksmith, the carpenter and the shoemaker.