Cosmic Herbarium | Exhibition
Plants have accompanied humans since they first appeared on earth. Plants were our first foods and served as raw materials for making clothes or building houses. Even though over the course of thousands of years, we have gone through many significant changes, we still depend on earth and its produce, both wild and cultivated.
The exhibition “Cosmic herbarium” is a tale about individual herbs and a recipe for their various uses. Texts about the role of plants in rituals, magic and love, but also in treatments and household, are illustrated with archival materials from the collections of the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, along with examples of herbs that can be found in the Lublin region.
The exhibition has been organised by Workshops of Culture in Lublin and the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw.