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Peasant cottage from Kup, 1844

It was constructed in 1844 by Józef Koszyk. The date is confirmed by an inscription engraved on the outer side of the gable wall saying: 'Józef Koszyk designed [it] and it was built in 1844'. The interior of the building is divided into a hall, a kitchen located behind the chimney and a chamber and a lard on each side of the hall.

The hut from the very beginning belonged to the Koszyk family who worked at clearing the forest. As an interesting side note, it can be added that in the first half of 20th century, 16 people inhabited the hut. The chamber and the lard on the right were occupied by the Koszyk Family (parents and six children), and on the left in the chamber with the lard, the Siekierka family with six children lived.

After transferring it to the Museum, inside the peasant hut from Kup, an interwar flat and a workshop of a guild tailor, that is one belonging to the crafts guild, were reconstructed. In one of the rooms, a tailor's workshop was organised – a workplace, an order taking and fitting spot. Machines, tools and accessories necessary for performing the tailor's craft, as well as a table on which material was cut and ironed, a large mirror, a mannequin and a stove for heating irons are the equipment of the workshop. The Singer sewing machine to be found in the workshop was called a 'heavy' one as it was generally used to sew thick and heavy fabrics designated for men's suits and coats. In the workshop, there is also a rack with bales of fabric from among which a client chose the one that was appropriate for them. The tailor could also bring fabric for a customer's order – then the customer could choose what they liked using a special fabric chart.

On the opposite side of the hall, there is a dining room, which also played a role of a guest room. It was equipped with a set of veneered oak furniture with a massive sideboard with an upper section, an occasional cupboard, a table and upholstered chairs. On the room walls, there are reproductions of secular paintings. Behind the guest room, there is a small bedroom with a single bed, a small wardrobe and a dressing table with a mirror.

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