Museum search

Ecomuseum of the Valleys of Àneu

Bed

<p>The bed and other pieces of furniture have religious images worked into them, to watch over and protect those who slept there.</p>

The bed and other pieces of furniture have religious images worked into them, to watch over and protect those who slept there.

Most of the furniture in the house was made by local carpenters, working in traditional ways with their tools, but open to incorporating fashionable styles and flourishes.

The bedframe with high sides that was filled with straw or wool as a primitive mattress, was common in the humbler houses, and not unknown, as here, in the better-off ones. The bed had four legs to support what is, essentially, a big, deep rectangular box with wooden sides and a plank bottom. These beds often had traditional designs, and others of the carpenter’s invention, carved into them, depending on what the family wanted, and could afford.

scroll to top icon