Photographer's Note

Old boxes made of ceramics in a house in the "Waldviertel" area. Waldviertel means "wood quarter" and is the north-western part of Lower Austria.
The area always used to be rather poor and structurally weak because of the harsh climate and also the vicinity to the "Iron Curtain".
Boxes like thes were used everywhere in Austria, it seems, cause we also have some at home. Nowadays similar boxes are made of plastic or metal.
In this house, inhabited by two elderly sisters, they are still used to bring order into the kitchen.
Upper row:
beans, semoline, rice, sugar, coffee, bread crumbs
Middle row:
sweet pepper, caraway, pepper, spice, cinnamon, cloves
Lower row:
oil and vinegar
There are also a couple of other things, like a mortar, vanilla sugar, plying, cut-out recipes from the newspaper, scissors, ...

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