Ethnographic folk-style collection


In the 60’s of the last century, in a suggestion of the teacher Nikolai Serafimov, the Library Management made a decision of creating an ethnographic collection. For getting knowledge about its construction, a group from the village traveled to the museums in Veliko Turnovo, Gabrovo, Sevlievo and Batoshevo village, in the region of Gabrovo. After the realized visits they build the following conception for sections: an archeological nook, historical nook, ethnographic nook and a section of public-political life in Gorna Lipnitza village.

Archeological nook: In the land of the village you can see many tracks of the life of Thrace tribes at the place Burlovec in the year 2000 BC , and in the years from 45 BC to 350 AD, here, many Romes came and they leave many tracks at the place Mrjamor. Tracks of the newer time are the Slavic-Bulgarian places Biokalan and Tsarevets.

The collected exponents are arranged in a museum nook – the findings about Thrace tribes are exhibited in a chronicle subsequence. The consecrated slab “A Thrace trooper” is very precious exponent. From the time of the Roman Empire in our land are left agricultural tools and instruments, metallic and clay vessels, which are exhibited here. The discovered foundation of Roman constructions and exponents for military and riding equipment tell us about how the place had public buildings, stables and baths and most likely it was used for guarding the convoys that exported the production of the Roman Empire of these days to the Danube harbors.

Historical nook: From the time of the Turkish slavery in Bulgarian lands and the fights of the people in Gorna Lipnitsa for education there are pictures and facsimiles about the opening monastery school, many other Turkish documents and an original copy of The Turkish Decree that allowed the Bulgarians to build the St. Dimitur Church, which was later announced for a cultural monument and nowadays is open for worshipers.

In the same nook are exhibited data about the battle of Hadji Dimitur and Stefan Karadja’ band in 1868 in the copse of granny Pano Voinov, 4 km. Westside toward Gorna Lipnitsa.

Family trees of the both basic clans are exhibited, which gave a beginning to the Gorna Lipnica extension.

Ethnographic nook: The regional every-day life ethnographic collection is arranged in the third nook. The development in men and women fashion design in the period from 1878 to 1944, the ornaments and the adornments of Gorna Lipnitsa people from the period before more than 200 years are presented. You could see the unique embroidery which is typical of this region in Bulgaria, the bright paints that had passed over the years to softer and gentler colors. A collection of vessels and furniture is also presented that represents a very primitive life during the Turkish slavery, but also an original works and also esthetic and beauty tendencies.

In the separated part of the ethnographic collection is arranged nook of a home fireplace of the people in Gorna Lipnitsa – the typical three-footed chairs, parti-colored carpets, the wooden utensils, the baby cradle.

In another glass-case is the last section, public-political life. In documents and exponents are shown the fights of people in Gorna Lipnitsa for an economic development

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