The Vučjak Traditional House
As its name suggests, the Vučjak traditional house is located in Vučjak, a colourful village on a hill overlooking Karlovac. Apart from preserving the traditional songs, dances and customs, members of the ‘Sv. Ana – Vučjak’ folklore society have collected hundreds of traditional artifacts and objects, tools, textiles and other parts of village life in Vučjak at the turn of the 20th century.
Observing their motto, ‘Our things of old are our greatest treasure, given to us not to be wasted and thrown away, but to be held dearly and with pride’, they formed a collection comprising various clay objects and wooden dishes, woodworking tools, agricultural tools, looms and other weaving implements, various chests, beds, cribs, tables, benches, baskets and a number of handicrafts such as traditional costumes, linens and towels.
Each object has some ethnographic and educational value and the collection, as a whole, presents the way of life, dressing, the community economics and the locals’ skills. This traditional house is an ideal place to learn something new about this part of history and those who perpetuated that history through the centuries.