Folklore is the expression of a mankind spiritual power that creates, keeps and hands down; in fact, the word folklore comes from two words folk= people and lore= knowledge, so it means literally “people knowledge” and stands for popular traditions.
The world of the folklore includes that combination of local traditions and customs that has its core in the domestic life.
The exhibition’s task is to focus on all the popular traditions that, during the last fifty years, have lost attraction, as they have often been seen as an obstacle to the modernity.
Two papier-mâché manikins have the old local wedding clothes, dated around 1800. The bride wears a brocade dress adorned with laces, a little jacket and a full skirt with apron, enriched by “u pannarule” (a rectangular piece of coloured silk, padded and hand- embroidered) used to cover the shoulders.
The bridegroom wears a black suit: a high-neckline jacket, long waist trousers, with a red band and white socks; the ornate satin tie, a white high-neckline shirt (“gingham” fabric), a waistcoat and a black felt hat with chin-strap.