ABOUT THE MUSEUM


Tahir Bey Inn where the Ethnological Museum is located now introduces an old town house which belong to the second part of the 18th century. It is one of the most beautiful examples of a beautiful old residential house of an asymmetric type. This house is also quite interesting in terms of preserving the archaic elements, where the interior is almost untouched, and as a result, the house is an object of cultural significance, both in architectural terms, and in ethnological terms. Furthermore, wall cupboards, the wood ceilings, doors, windows and floor of planks are also very well preserved. Additionally, in the museum, there are over 120 exhibits exposed that illustrate the culture and traditions of this country. In terms of gravestone monuments, steles and cippus hold a very significant place. These two exhibits belonging to the II century, were discovered in the 70's, at the archaeological site near the Battery Factory.



WORKING TOOLS



The working tools that are presented in the museum are the ones dealing with wool processing, such as different kinds of forks, with knitting, spinning shafts, hoists, teasels, hangers, etc. These exhibits are designed with a rare skill of the hand’s of our craftsmen, and often with very simple tools. Another field that holds an important place in the museum are the exhibition of textiles. The largest pieces of textile work are made from fine handicrafts, made mainly by a crochet and needle. All these exhibitions are interesting, whether it is in terms of the material, working techniques, or in terms of the ornamentika that takes us to the antiquity of our ancestors - the Illyrians.



MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS



Music and Musical Instruments have also been one of the cultural points in our region that have been cultivated. Old light songs that were sung in local gatherings are known to have been quite joyful and rhapsodic as they were related to the actual situations of every day life during that period. In the context of musical instruments, instruments that hold high significance are stringed instruments, especially the lute, which is an ancient instrument. These are all used today in the Peja region, especially in the province of Rugova.



ORNAMENTS



The ornaments presented in the exchibition are mainly made of silver, in different forms, sizes and techniques of decoration. The largest number of these are consisted by women ornaments, such as rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets etc., however there are also a large number of men’s jewelery. In terms of silver work, things that hold great significance are tobacco pipes, smoking pipes and boxes decorated with the filigran technique savatit and the granule technique. Among other exhibitions that are worth mentioning are Weapons. They belong to the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. They were designed and decorated with a rare talent of our traditional crafts - men. From the “Cold” or “White” Weapons,as they are known , we have ‘Jatagani and Knives’. Whereas from the fire weapons; the long rifle named ‘karajfile’, then “pouch”, “stem”, “birch powder” etj.



TRADITIONAL CLOTHING



The clothing presented at the exhibition signifies the artistic expression, especially the ornamental and chromatic richness, as well as with their function of practicality and sociality. In a typological perspective, they represent a clothing style of “tirqi”, long shirt, with Kilt and “dimi” trational clothing.