The Ethnography of Haná and the Záhoří

expozice Národopis Hané a ZáhoříThe largest exhibition room is dedicated to the area of central Haná and portrays folk customs over the course of the calendar year from spring to winter by means of folk costumes and traditional items.

Spring is represented by a girl in a Haná costume and the symbol of spring, Easter. Summer is represented by a Haná couple of a farmer and his wife and folk traditions when carrying out work in the field. Autumn is symbolised by a woman in a Haná mourning dress and customs in the form of 'Dušiček'. Winter is a woman in a home dress doing the laundry in a country room, with St. Nicholas and Christmas pastries and Advent customs.

A Haná wedding is also depicted here with lovely costumes and a typical wedding pie. The second roof of the exhibition is thematically focused on the lives of the hill Hanáks from birth to old age (birth, childhood, school years, marriage customs, adulthood and old age) with an emphasis on traditional clothes and items of daily use. An overview of the development of Haná customs in reproductions is situated in the corridors and a display dedicated to the activities of the ethnographer Františka Xavera Ernestina Běhálková of Tovačov (1853-1907).