International festival “Medieval Tarnovgrad” is hold for a fourth consecutive year and has the task to make a bridge in the time by historical reconstruction of the household, cuisine, crafts, music, dances and warrior skills of Bulgaria, Byzantium and Europe during the period of the Asenevtsi Dynasty - 12-14 century.
Late Middle Ages
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Tablet weaving is an ancient weaving technique, in which the rotation of tablets, applied in the warp, creating the shed where the weft passes, produce the weave. Historically, it was applied to produce accessories for garment, like belts, or as decoration in garments itself. In this workshop you will be able to produce your own tablets and create patterns.
This new Festival will compare and illustrate craft practices from 1200 AD. Visitors are invited on a journey around the world. What music did they play on different continents and what material culture did they make and use? How does it compare to the everyday Life of the medieval farmers that lived in the settlement today known as Düppel?
Image Copyright: Markolf Brumlich
During the honey festival, the museum is filled with bees, flowers and honey. Visitors can open honeycomb and extract the honey in a centrifuge. Children can even fill a little glass and take it home. The working bees can be admired at the show-beehive.
Image Copyright: Julia Heeb
On this day, visitors can experience how textiles were made in the Middle Ages. Wool is washed, cleaned and felted, spun to a thread, which is then woven into cloth. All stages of the process can be experienced; some are even complemented with hands-on activities.
Image Copyright: Ulrich Noack
Historic crafts from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages are brought to life by specialists in the beautiful setting of the Open Air Museum Düppel in Berlin. Be it flint knapping techniques of the early hunter gatherers or traditional methods of tanning hides – there should be something for everyone. Activities for children invite to explore and all questions are welcome!
During three days in May, there will be a number of “show-building-sites” in and around the historic houses. Specialists will repair the roof sub-structure of one of the houses and re-do one of the rammed earth floors in another. The modern use of these materials as well as their suitability as sustainable building materials will bridge the gap between past and present.