The Miller's trade in the Loka region
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ŠŠkofja Loka Passion
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Black Kitchen
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Bobbin Lace
Sieve-maker's trade
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'Mali kruhek' ('Little bread')
Artificial flowers
Rustic chests
ŠŠkopar's house – open air museum
Dražžgošše before the world war two
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In the architecture of Loka territory the alpine type of house with 'black kitchen' was predominant already in the first half of the 15th. century. This was a building with two rooms: a hallway with a 'black kitchen' and 'a house' as a main living place. It was extended through the centuries so that they first built a 'kamra' ('small room' - closet) in the 'house' and afterwards in many places on the first floor they added 'gornja hoša' ('upper house') and 'a small room' which were connected by an external wooden balcony or 'gank'. These buildings were partly stone/brick, partly wooden. This is illustrated by models of Pepe's house in Hosta and Nace's house in Puštal near Škofja Loka with a scheme from the 17th. century. On the west border of Loka territory where the alpine and and littoral influences join, the so called Škofja Loka's – 'Cerkljansko's' type of house developed. This one is entirely stone/brick, storeyed house with ridged roof. The inner arrangement of rooms is the same as with the alpine house.  In the 18th. century the painting of house fronts with frescos was in full swing in Loka territory. Scarce rural manor houses also derive from the end of that century. One of these is shown by the model of 'Španova hiša' ('Špano's house') on Suha near Škofja Loka which was built in 1785. A middle-class house with gothic portal is represented by the model of a former inn 'Pri Kernovi Urški' ('Kern's Urška') in the town square in Škofja Loka. Until the middle of the 19th. century the roofs were covered with straw or wooden small boards 'šinkelni' and from that time on with slate boards as well. Various details on the buildings such as keyholes with keys, window meshes, wind-indicators, shutters and iron or wooden doors illustrate the style of design during different periods on Loka territory.
•  photo.: Model of Pepe's house in Hosti near Škofja Loka. An Alpine type of house, with a scheme from the 17th. century, it got its final shape at the end of the 18th. Century. Today it is unfortunately in ruins.
•  photo.: Model of Špan's house at Suha near Škofja Loka. A rural manor house, a large impressive baroque rustic house from 1785.
•  photo.: Architecture Collection

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