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How the House Was Built

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Czech Republic

You will get to know the historical types of wooden structures, you will try hand-made woodworking, you will prepare a clay screed from clay and straw, you will plaster walls woven with wicker. You will get acquainted with the process of building a bread oven. You will paint protective shapes on the walls of the house and perform magical rituals. You will find that almost every act that our ancestors did in building the house had to be done in a proper way so that the house spirits did not get angry and sent disease or other suffering to its inhabitants. The future happiness, prosperity and protection of the house and its inhabitants were ensured by proper observance of various customs and ceremonies.