State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»
15 September 2013

Seto people museum estate in Sigovo village invites everyone to visit the exhibition –“The “warm” designs of Seto people”- which is dedicated to the obtainment, treatment and use of wool. 

Spinning and weaving occupied one of the main places in peasants’ life. It was the most widely spread craft, which was done in every family, and it was connected with making clothes and household items. Wool was second kind of fiber (after linen fiber) which was produced in big amounts by Seto people.  In every Seto house there was a small herd of sheep.  The process of clipping wool was quite complicated, Seto people used to say “If a girl can clip the wool from a sheep’s head and neck, she is ready to get married”. The wool, clipped in summer, was washed, dried and sorted by hand. And after that it was combed with the help of “kars” – two square brushes with iron teeth. Then the wool was ready to be spun. The further treatment of wool was done on spinning wheels and the process of spinning started with the holiday of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.  In the ХХcentury people used to not only hand knit, but also did it with the help of knitting machines.  

Not only clothes were made of wool, but also bedspreads, curtains, traditional towels and even carpets were embroidered with wool threads. You will be able to see such things in our exhibition.  

The exhibition is open from 10.00 to 17.00 daily in the Seto people museum-estate in Sigovo village.

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