Discover the origins of Palau by visiting the objects recovered in the barnyards or those created by the early artisans of the city. The objects, on show in two wide halls, have been divided into thematic sections which include: the home, wine growing, agriculture, breeding, transportation, trades. In the first hall the exhibition features objects belonging to the home: shelves (balastragghju), pantries, benches, tables and chairs; various kitchen utensils including those used for making bread (siazzi, siazzatogghj, culiri) and for making cheese (scudeddhi, fulculi and buiia).

Of particular interest is a wooden and carved staff (the “rucca” of the bride) which was used during weddings for the traditional race to the cliffs; ancient terracotta bowls (dischi), under skirt pockets (busciaccara) in which women safeguarded small objects, two talismans made of fabric (punghi) and a bone tobacco box (taqbacchera). In the second, larger hall, you will find a sector dedicated to wine growing and wine making. It features barrels and kegs (cupa, carrateddhi and mizini) of different dimensions as well as more recent roll presses, wooden tramplers (calcicatogghju) and two wine presses (suppressi).

In the breeding sector you can find bells (schiddhi, brunzi and tintinni), fire brands (malchi patronali), straps for hunted game (trai and ultana) and a “treggia” (tragghjola), a rudimentary sled used for the transportation of rocks. While in the section dedicated to agriculture alongside traditional tools and more recent agricultural machines there are two original wooden Ploughs (arati )

In next section, dedicated to means of transportation, alongside the ox drawn cart (carrulu a boi) is the “tombarello” (tumbarella) used for the transportation of sand, gravel and rocks as well as accessories for horses and donkeys, in particular a leather saddle (seddha) and a stuffed fabric used by women (striglioni). In the last sector you will find working tools from three trades connected with the farming and pastoral world: blacksmith, carpenter and shoemaker.

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