20 November 2016

Cut, Alba

Apiarist household, 1882
Cut Village, documentary attested since 1291, is a compact village, representative for the Secaş Valley ethnographic area. The main occupations of most of the inhabitants were agriculture, animal husbandry and viticulture. The household brought in the museum in the year 2011 belonged to one of the oldest and wealthiest families in the village. Starting with the inter-war period and until 1960, beekeeping was the main occupation of the Boca family. The household is comprised of the house, the barn and the apiary. The house was built in 1882 by the young Augustin Boca and his parents – Iosif and Ana Boca. Initially it had three rooms, in time other two being added. Transferred in the museum together with a rich inventory, the Cut objective renders the way in which the occupational dynamic of a family from a Transylvanian village is found in the structure and the organization of the traditional household, but also of the dwelling. The beautiful room and the entrance hall are arranged according to the local specific. But the interior of the living room illustrates the last habitation stage – with “in style” furniture and objects that reflect the intelectual preoccupations of the last owners, Ana (great grandchild of Augustin Boca) and Ilie Moise (ethnologist of repute and Professor at the University in Sibiu).