HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

This group of items can include items that, above all, have a utility value within the household. Household items as part of our rich tangible cultural heritage are a very important segment of the identity of our people. They tell us about some ancient times, about the tradition, the way of life and customs, old crafts, influences from the East and the West that found their expression in the urban and rural culture of this area. The household items can be made of different types of materials, such as metal, wood, textiles, ceramics and glass.

 

OLDEST MUSEUM OBJECTS

Weapons and military equipment

The antique weapons and military equipment on display date back to the period of Ottoman rule in Macedonia. The oldest examples of weapons in the collection are: flail mace, mace, battle axe, balta (Turkish axe), and the halberd, which date back to the 15th to 18th century. Judging by the style and manner of making, this weapon is thought to have been of Eastern origin, although some of the specimens show impurities and influences from the West.