October 12 – December 31, 2013
The Museum of the Zakopane Style at Koliba villa
Zakopane, ul. Kościeliska 18
Smoking tobacco was very popular among Tatra Highlanders in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many centres of fashioning metal-plated clay pipes existed in the Podhale region. These pipes were also sold in the neighbouring Spisz and Orava regions and in the villages of the nearby Gorce mountains. The aim of the exhibition is to evoke this craft, which once thrived in Podhale. The exhibition will showcase the various types of highlander pipes from the years 1880 - 1969 and a variety of ornaments, pipe pins, leather pouches for tobacco, tools for cutting snuff. Also a workshop for fashioning pipes from 1888 will be on display along with a set of moulds and tools. Archive photographs and quotes from 19th century texts in which a Tatra Highlander was almost always presented with an ever-present pipe will complement the exhibition.