The Miller's trade in the Loka region
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Black Kitchen
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At least from the first half of the 15th. century, the type of house with a black kitchen predominated in Loka territory. They are characterised by at least two rooms: a hallway through to a kitchen and a room which was the main living place and where a oven stood. The latter was lit from the kitchen or from the hallway so that there was no smoke in that room. The black kitchen was built and vaulted, paved with brick, stone slabs or with 'ješterleh' (a mixture of clay, sand and mortar). In front of the oven in the kitchen there was a constructed fireplace, above which hung a kettle for cooking. Since by the end of the 19th. century they did not yet have chimneys, the smoke from the fireplace and the oven rose freely into the vaults where they smoked meat. In the second half of the 19th. century they were also fitting hog kettles in the kitchens. In the black kitchen collection are the objects which are connected with the cooking and baking of former times. These are fire-tongs, oven-peels, a blower and a whisk. In those times they used to store in the dresser the bowls, little plates and mugs, and a special place for spoons and forks. In the sideboard 'marajna'  they stored smaller dishes and flour in the draws.  
•  photo.: Black Kitchen Collection
•  photo.: Gorenjska's Black Kitchen with fireplace  (Karlovšek, p. 80)
•  photo.: Black Kitchen Collection

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