Museum of the History of Slutsk Belts

Museum of the History of Slutsk Belts

Slytsk, Maxim Bogdanovich, 6

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Within the framework of the implementation of the State program for the revival of technologies and traditions of the production of the slutsk belts and the development of the national souvenir production "Slutsk Belts" for 2012-2015, the enterprise completed the reconstruction of the production building at ul. M. Bogdanovich, 8. A new production facility for making copies, analogues of slutsk belts was created, the Museum of the History of Slutsk Belts, the Cafe "Old Town", the shopping center "Souvenir Shop" was opened.

The museum of the history of the Slutsk belts consists of several zones. In the first - "Plates of History" you can see representatives of different world civilizations in certain periods of history. Throughout history, the belt was an indispensable part of the costume for all the peoples of the world. Its appearance, style and functions have changed over the centuries.

It is believed that the fashion for long, wide, silk-patterned woven belts came to the Belarusian lands thanks to the ideology of Sarmatism, which was based on genealogical traditions about the origin of the aristocracy of the Commonwealth from the ancient warlike tribes of the Sarmatians. Under the influence of legends, widespread in the state in the 16th-18th centuries, the representatives of the country's supreme class aspired to look like "glorious ancestors" in everything.

In the zone "Slutsk Belt" the original and a copy of the Slutsk belt are presented. In the XVIII-XIX centuries. Belts were made of silk, gold and silver threads. One item could contain from 65 to 200 grams of precious metal.

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