This is амхара - the newlyweds' house. It was customary for the Abkhazians not to bother the newlyweds, they were given time to be alone, to get to know each other better. For this, a light structure was built from rhododendron, but in the cold season, the walls of амхара were hung with animal skins, carpets, and a mat.
In the photo: Abkhazian traditional four-pointed towels. There are also eight- and twelve-pointed ones, but they are extremely difficult to find. These towels were hung in the house on holidays. Thus, the hostess, on top of everything else, demonstrated her needlework skills.
In the museum of the park you can see traditional men's and women's clothing, made according to the drawings of Elena Labakhua - press secretary of the Central Election Commission of Abkhazia. As it turned out, she has long been fond of creating original Abkhazian clothing according to the old method, and she makes many elements of exhibition costumes. Among other things, her work is a bridal women's suit of an unusual color for our days - black.
This is agara (агара) (cradle in translation from Abkhazian – ed.). The artist Batal Dzhapua saw it on the road in the village of Akarmara. It just was out there in the street, and there was not a single residential building around. He understood that it would be wrong to leave it there, and took it to his workshop. Then he restored it, and now it is an integral part of the "Apsny Park" exposition.
Here is how апацха looks from the inside. It is a type of wicker dwelling with a carved canopy. Stakes used to be made of oak and hazel, for weaving they used rods from rhododendron, azalea. In the center of the апацха there is a hearth and a hearth chain.
This is atalky (аталкы) - a device for rawhide processing, from which, among other things, Abkhazian акамчы were made (riders' whip - ed.). This inventory was given to the ethno park by the master from Pakuash.
Ethno park "Apsny Park" is located near the village of Mgudzirkhva, Gudauta district, on an area of 10 hectares. The WAC web portal publishes a photo tour through one of the zones of the ethno park - a traditional Abkhazian estate.