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Ethnological Museum of Montseny (MEMGA)

Traditional society

Exhibition room, “The house at Montseny”.

Exhibition room, “The house at Montseny”.

The first floor of the museum is dedicated to a display on the workings of traditional self-sufficient society. This model of society, with roots in medieval times, is structured around the home, from which land was exploited and society was organised. This society was based on economic autonomy and agriculture, livestock and forestry were the main foundations.

During the 19th century these still made up the foundations of the economy in Montseny, but at the end of the 19th century the smallholdings started to be abandoned, and by the '60s and '70s of the 20th century the majority of the activities that defined traditional rural life had disappeared.


07. Farmhouses in the Montseny

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<p>Potter's Wheel.</p>
Rodell (Roll)
Rodell (Roll)
<p>Pack saddle.</p>
Pack saddle
Pack saddle
<p>Flute that belonged to the Clap&eacute;s brothers, made on a lathe from jujube wood and brass.</p>
Flute that belonged to the Cla
Flute that belonged to the Clapés brothers
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