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Joanchiquet Ecomuseum (Vilamòs)

The kitchen

The kitchen, a space for work, but also for social relations

The kitchen, a space for work, but also for social relations

The kitchen was the warmest and the best lit room of the house after dark. Here the different family members could engage in many different activities, such as cooking, eating, spinning, playing, praying, etc. It was a semi-private space where the villagers could come, especially during the long winter nights, when meetings were held around the large fireplace cahuades or neighbourhood. In these little gatherings they talked about the news and the work of the day, and the youngest enjoyed the stories they were told by the elders of the house.

In the kitchen, there is a small space that is located between the basement of the house and the kitchen floor called the clòt. Here, the family stored a portion of the annual harvest of potatoes, the surplus of which was sold or exchanged with dealers for various products or staple foods such as oil, salt or wine. This space cannot be visited, but there is a trapdoor in the floor.

SIGNGUIDE

OBJECTS

<p>Over the sink there is the <em>vaisher&egrave;r</em>, a small cupboard for the crockery</p>
Poladèr
Poladèr
<p>Despite its main purpose, over time this space was given different uses, such as storage</p>
Bed
Bed
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