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
Traffic and Transport« Back
Loka territory, with its centre in Škofja Loka, spreads out in the western part of the Slovenian pre-Alps world in the river basin of Poljanska and Selška Sora. These two rivers cross the territory somehow in a roughly west - east direction, and so with their two valleys they connect Gorenjska and Primorska, and more broadly, the east-Alpine area with Friuli and Italy. We can follow the roads through both valleys from the Roman period into the Middle Ages. The Škofja Loka road or the Tolmin road, which led from Škofja Loka through Poljanska Valley and further through Cerkno, Tolmin and Kobarid to Èedad (Cividale) is mentioned very early as an important traffic route. This road was also important because of the church-political link of a major part of Slovenian territory with the Oglej's (Aquilea's) church administration, with its seat in Udine. In the 14th. and 15th. centuries Selška Valley was also busy with traffic. At that time they transported various iron products from 'fužine' (foundries) at Železniki over Sorica to Baška grapa and further to Èedad (Cividale). Already in the 16th. century the sense of the Škofja Loka road started to decrease since the new border between Austria and the Venetian republic curtailed the old traffic connections. The larger part of the trade diverted at the end of the Middle Ages towards Ljubljana's road which led to Trieste and Rijeka. A little more busy traffic was brought to these parts in 1870 when the Gorenjska railway was built, but it only touched Loka territory. So the transport of mail, people and various goods was still done by carriage. Regular bus transport in the area ran only at the beginning of the 20th. century. In the Traffic and Transport Collection the exhibition presents various means of communiction. For easier walking in snow they helped themselves with 'krplje' ('snowshoes'), on steep slopes farmers used 'krampeže' (climbing irons). Firewood and various field produce and fruit were carried in special baskets, in 'škundre' or 'cajne' and hay, leaves and manure in ordinary baskets. Richer people transported themselves by sledge, harnessed to horses. To bring home bigger amounts of produce, wood and manure they used wheelbarrow and draught sledges as the exhibited photographs show.
•  photo.: Traffic and Transport Collection
•  photo.: Cyclists from Poljanska dolina in 1937 (8100)
• photo.: Carting cereals to mill. A detail from the Sv. Nedelja fresco in the church at Crngrob pri Škofji Loki, from 1460. (M/4040)

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