Located in a village parcel under the Vár Mountain, the Folk House is a former dwelling house with stone walls and a thatched roof. According to the date carved in a beam, it was built in 1879. The house is a common rural farm building: it consists of a room, a yard, a larder and a stable with a separate entrance.
The furniture and the arrangement of household objects are also typical of the region. Most of the furniture was made by Sátoraljaújhely craftsmen. Here, visitors can learn about ethnic characteristics as well. The blue painting reminds us of the customs of Slovakian settlers, and the holy objects and religious pictures indicate the influence of the Greek Catholic denomination. Traditions have remained, but the material culture of different ethnic groups in the Hegyköz and Zemplén region became unified over the centuries.
There is a furnace and a cooking-range under the open chimney in the kitchen. The vessels and the weaving equipment are stored in the larder. A wood-lined pigsty and a small cart house with a wooden roof structure can also be found in the house yard – both are characteristic features of traditional farming in the region.
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