Izbaudi Rīgu

National costume centre "Senā klēts" ("Ancient Garner")

For more than 20 years, this is the storage facility of Latvian ethnographic heritage. Here every single thing is handmade by excellent Latvian artists and is created with love and care. At the national costume centre "Senā klēts" one can find a wide range of Latvian folk costumes and their components.

Besides, it is possible to view an exhibition of more than 45 folk costumes every day, consisting of both archaeological and ethnographic costumes from different Latvian regions.

It is also possible to purchase qualitative and beautiful works of Latvian craftsmen:

  • archaeological and ethnographic jewellery
  • woven blankets, woolen shawls, shawls, scarves, fabrics
  • knitwear – gloves, socks, hats
  • linen products – tablecloths, blankets, towels
  • ceramics – vases, plates, candlesticks
  • wooden spoons and decors

The aim of "Senā klēts" is identification of the rich Latvian cultural heritage, as well as the research of Latvian national costumes, including ethnographic gloves. A significant work has been invested in the reconstruction of Latvian national costumes and their production after authentic samples, creating a national costume collection which consists of more than 40 national costumes from different Latvian regions.