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Social and spiritual culture

The collection contains objects related to social cultural and spiritual heritage of the Istrian population. Special instruments are represented, such as sopele and mih (traditional musical instruments), and harmonica Triestina and instruments of the bark of trees or horn. Besides instruments, the collection also includes games, school supplies, saintly images, badges and other achievements of the social life of the 20th century.

 

E 2175
Vela sopela (woodwind instrument with double reed oboe-type mouthpiece), Pula, 1974.
Length = 68 cm
funnel diameter = 10 cm

E 2158
Mala sopela (woodwind instruments with double reed oboe-type mouthpiece), Pula, 1974.
Lenght = 53 cm
funnel diameter = 8 cm

These instruments are used in pairs as an accompaniment for dancing or as an accompaniment to one or more singers (for example, "tanko i debelo" that is,when singing in two voices with narrow intervals).
  E 241
Mih (similar to bagpipes), Marčana, 1961.
Lenght = 95 cm

Woodwind instrument of lambskin and double wooden ferrules. It can be played alone as an accompaniment to dance or solo performance.
 
 
E 3018
Stoup/holy water container
Length = 20 cm

Decorative container for blessed water. It usually stood above the bed in the bedroom.It was made in the first half of the 20th century.
  E 4279
School blackboard with counting frame
Height = 104 cm
Width = 64 cm

A folding blackboard with counting frame. It was made in the first half of the 20th century.