The furnishings were reduced to the lowest terms: a bed, a
bedside table, a chest to store mainly the linen and blankets.
The few dresses were hanged up a clothes-peg on the wall.
The mattress was made of maize leafs, which were removed from
time to time with a wood fork.
The sheets, pillows and blankets were home weaved and embroider
In winter they used a blanket stuffed with sheep's wool; in
the colder nights the sheets were warmed with the "monk"
(wooden frame), an elliptical wood tool inside of whom was a
container with the coal. It was put under the sheets to warm
Over the headboard of the bed there always was a picture of
Madonna or other religious subject.
On the bedside table, hanging on the wall, there was often a
stoup to wet the fingers before and after the evening's prayers.
Next to it, or at the foot of the bed was placed the cradle
for the youngest sons or the nephews.
The infants were wrapped tight, hands and feet, because people
believed it would prevent them from growing bandy-legged.
The bathroom was composed of a wash-basin, a bucket to collect
the dirty water and a chamber pot usually put inside the bedside
table. In the daytime people normally used to go outdoors or
in a stable in case of physical need. Only a few houses were
supplied with a bathroom.