THE VIESĪTE MUSEUM “SELONIA”

Museums

The Viesīte Museum “Selonia” (“Sēlija”) keeps the heritage and traditions of Viesīte and Selonia culture alive, encouraging people to preserve and strengthen their Selonian self-esteem. The Crafts Centre on the territory of the museum introduces to the skills of the traditional craftsmen of Selonia region. The craftsmen working in the Centre knit national-pattern socks and gloves, crochet, weave and embroider in cross stitch to incorporate the ancestors’ ornaments and signs, while the nearby carpentry is a woodworking workshop. The narrow-gauge train exhibition of the museum is located in the former Viesīte depot.

Country

Latvia

Historic land

Selonia

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