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Votive offerings

Votive offerings are objects that were made or presented as a gift after a vow in times of distress or as a sign of gratitude. Our collection consists of votive paintings and embroidery. Especially interesting are the votive embroideries from 1918, which were offered by the monks from Stična in gratitude for returning safely from the battlefields of WWI. The museum also houses an example of a votive painting that was painted by the roadside in 1864. We also house a number of votive paintings from the first half of the 19th century.