The Miller's trade in the Loka region
Archeological collection
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ŠŠkofja Loka Passion
Art history collection
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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
Stockbreeding« Back
Stockbreeding in the Poljanska Valley and Selška Valley was always the main branch of agriculture. In the Middle Ages, besides cattle breeding was also very developed sheep, goat and pig breeding. Because of the cartage trade and ironworks in Železniki (cartage of coal, ore, and iron products), horse breeding was also very extensive, since two thirds of the subjects had one or two horses. Fields were usually cultivated with oxen livestock. Mountain farms, 'švajge' which we can follow from the 12th. century onwards were orientated towards cow's and sheep's cheese. Even in the 18th. century pasture stockbreeding prevailed over the stable version. At the beginning of the 20th. century farmers started to move towards more intense breeding of milking and pedigree cattle. People from Selško were especially advanced stockbreeders, and at the beginning of the 20th. Century they had already established their own stockbreeding cooperative. In the 16th. and 17th. centuries and also later trading with cattle was very vivid in Loka territory. Farmers were buying bulls, oxen, horses, rams and pigs in Hungary, breeding them at home and selling them on later to Italy. The exhibited tools and  vessels were used with various work connected with livestock breeding, such as pairing, moving, feeding and tending the livestock, milking and processing the milk.
•  photo.: Stockbreeding Collection
•  photo.:Robbers taking a herd of cattle. Detail of fresco of Sv. Nedelja (Holy Sunday) in the church in Crngrob at Škofja Loka, from 1460.
•  photo.: Bringing in the hay in Poljanska dolina, end of the 19th. or the beginning of the 20th. century. (F/7411)

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