Anthropomorhous cheese pattern
© ASTRA national muséum Complex Sibiu
Material/Technique: beech wood, cut, carved
Size: 20 x 9 cm

Ethnical group: Romanian
Region: Covasna County
Period of time: 19th century
Utility: Object used in homemade cheese processing, for pressing the cheese in order to imprint it with decorative patterns

Description: Made up of 2 parts: the positive and the negative that are set one against the other; parallelepiped shape; ornamental work on both inner sides: the rosette (a flower-shaped pattern), the cross, the leaf; natural wood colour.

Economic sector: Worked in a rural workshop; On the nowadays market this type of object is rarely found, the price varying between 150-200 lei. In our country, at this moment are about 300 woodcarvers, the number of persons who makes this kind of objects being about 5-6 people. This type of object is used rarely if not at all even in traditional rural homesteads.

Source: Wood. Bone. Metal Collection (Inventory No. 293 L), ASTRA Museum of Transylvanian Civilization. ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu