Cut, Alba - Beekeeper's household, 1882
The locality of Cut, attested in the documents since 1291, is an clustered village, representative for the ethnographic area of Valea Secașului. The main occupations of most of the inhabitants from this place were the agriculture, animal husbandry, and viticulture .
The household brought in the Village Museum in 2011 belonged to one of the oldest and richest families in the village: the Boca family. Starting from the interwar period up to 1960s, the apiculture was their main competence.
The household from Cut is composed of the house, barn and apiary. The house was built in 1882 by the young Augustin Boca and his parents – Iosif and Ana Boca. At the beginning, there were three rooms, and throughout the time, there were added other two rooms. Transferred in the museum together with a rich inventory, Cut household presents the way in which the professional dynamics of a family from a village from Transilvania is found in the structure and organization of the traditional household, but also of the house.
The beautiful room and the porch are designed according to the local specificity. The interior of the living room illustrates the last living stage – with a “stylish” furniture, and with objects reflecting the intellectual concerns of the last owners, Ana (the great-granddaughter of Augustin Boca) and Ilie Moise (famous ethnologist and professor at the University of Sibiu).