The Crimean Ethnographic Museum acquired a unique collection of the 18th — early 20th centuries
The Crimean Ethnographic Museum, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea, purchased a collection of jewelry, belts and smoking pipes of the Crimean peoples of the 18th — early 20th centuries
An important task for each museum, in addition to preserving, studying and exhibiting cultural values, is to replenish the museum fund. The collection includes white metal belts made in openwork techniques, a headdress bash-altyn, women’s temporal pendants and brooches, a belt with a copper buckle , the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea reported.
The collection includes two handmade belts that existed in the Crimean Tatar environment. One belt (buckle) is made of base metal, which indicates either the daily purpose of the product, or the low material wealth of the owner. The buckle acquaints with the craftsmanship of a chaser who created highly artistic items.
Another belt, made in the technique of openwork filigree, belongs to the category of festive, ritual items.
The appearance of smoking pipes in the Crimea is associated with the spread of fashion for smoking in the Ottoman Empire. Already in the second half of the XVII century. Smoking is firmly rooted and has become an integral attribute of the everyday culture of local residents. Ceramic tubes belong to the «oriental» type, «ottoman-chubuk» style. This style of pipes was one of the most common in the Black Sea region.
The purchased items are presented in the exposition of the Crimean Ethnographic Museum, they have historical, cultural and artistic significance, correspond to the profile of the museum and the concept of acquisition of funds, and will also allow to continue scientific activities and historical research, will be of interest to ethnographers and local historians.
source: press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea