Askoli Museum

Askole Museum. ph. Locatelli IMG_7037The Askole House Museum was born in 2010, with the purpose of creating within Askole and the Upper Braldoh Valley community more awareness of its cultural and historical heritage and protecting the material culture of the area. It was created within the framework of Seed project.

The museum, hosted in an old house of the Askole village, collects more then 200 objects catalogued and restored with the help of local community. Daily life objects have been displayed in their original setting, while others have been arranged in specific: tool for domestic life (kitchen accessories, food and ater containers, lamps, locks, mouse traps); tools for working in the fields (rakes, hoes, panniers, ploughs in various shapes), for animal breeding (shearing scicssors, cattle goads, tweezers for ticks), for wool weaving (reels, yak and dzo un-spun wool, a complete ancient loom), for hunting (baltì wooden rifles, gunpowder carrying belts, ibex skulls), for gold digginf (bams to filter gold sands, sifts made with sheepskin). Part of the museum has been dedicated to women ornaments, another part to traditional clothing and to wooden decorated manufacts, another art to explorers.

Askole Museum. ph. Locatelli IMG_7054Inside the museum has been organized an exhibition: historical, geographical and anthropological aspects of the vicissitudes of Upper Braldoh Valley have been recalled with texts, drawings, and photographs.