The Miller's trade in the Loka region
Archeological collection
Cultural history collections
ŠŠkofja Loka Passion
Art history collection
Ethnological collections
Black Kitchen
Traffic and Transport
Bobbin Lace
Sieve-maker's trade
Linen trade
Linen dyeing
'Mali kruhek' ('Little bread')
Artificial flowers
Rustic chests
ŠŠkopar's house – open air museum
Dražžgošše before the world war two
The recent history collection
Natural science collection
Bobbin Lace« Back
The making of bobbin lace came to Loka territory only in the second half of the 19th. century from the mining town of Idrija, where lace is first mentioned in 1696. Bobbin-work in the territory spread throughout Poljanska dolina and Selška dolina with centres in Žiri and Železniki. Greater and greater demand for quality lace initiated Osrednji zavod za žensko domaèo obrt (the Central Institute for Women's Home Manufacture) at Vienna that set up four bobbin work schools on Loka territory at the beginning of the 20th. century. After the foundation of the schools bobbin work spread in leaps and bounds. So in 1938 in Žirovsko 2500 persons were making bobbin lace, there is no data for Selška dolina. The sale of bobbin lace was at first connected exclusively with resellers, only in the second half of the 19th. century real trading with lace developed. The first shop of that kind was open in 1888 by Anton Primožiè from Žiri. In 1914 3000 home-workers were making lace for him and the lace was collected from them by 56 persons. Before 1940 he and other traders were selling all over Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, UK, Skandinavian countries, Italy, Bohemia, Croatia, Serbia, Herzegovina, Romania, Turkey and USA. Despite the fact that earnings for lace makers was small, the organised trade presented at least a permanent source of income. In this Collection the technology and design development of bobbin lace during particular time periods is also presented.
•  photo.: Bobbin Lace Collection
• photo.: Ita Rina in bobbin work evening dress, before 1941. It was made by 36 Žiri women in 18 days. (F/3362)
•  photo.: Lace school in Železniki, before 1941. (F/3359)

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