Traditional knowledge and uses and customs of the past occupy a prominent place in the culture and life of Asturias. Ethnographic collections are the clearest physical and intangible expression of lifestyle that is no longer extant but which has been a great legacy for present-day life.
Traditional lifestyles, in both their tangible and intangible aspects, have deeply entrenched in Asturias, a land where ancestral culture lies in its very heart.
Ethnographic collections are therefore places of special interest when it comes to taking an accurate approach to the universe of the indigenous, in an Asturias that oozes uses and customs with history all around.
A tour through the various extant ethnographic collections in Asturias follows a varied, documented map of what were lifestyles and popular culture, especially in rural settings, during the last centuries in a land where History and intra-history go hand in hand.