The oven was a key instrument of the traditional agricultural life. Every 7 or 15 days, the housewife had to knead and bake the family bread, dishes or pastries. The significance of the oven is apparent in folk sayings. For example, if someone wanted to curse a household, besides wishing its devastation they would also say: “no smoke shall come out of the oven”. The oven was central to the joys and sorrows of the family.  Method of construction, dimensions, and materials varied from one village to another. They usually used pieces of broken tiles, special sandstone bricks, earth, etc.  Locking the oven was very difficult.  They were very careful that the oven door did not face the house as it was considered bad luck for the male head of the family.