Maðkur, mykja, trimpil, betong og madrassa
In a medical article of 1846, the doctor P. L. Panum touched upon some sensitive issues, which enraged certain members of Faroese society. A similar reaction was evoked following a speech that was held by a student in Føroyingafelagið (the Faroese Union) in Copenhagen in 1900, and subsequently printed in the Faroese newspaper, Føringatíðindi, in which the student criticised Faroese table manners.
Change came along with new traditions. The old houses vanished into history, while new ones took their places. The architect, H. C. W. Tórgarð was inspired by the old to build new houses, which he deemed more appropriate for Faroese conditions, than the new houses that came complete with living rooms, which for the most part only served as decoration.
Back in the day, many people slept in the same room, two in each bed at a minimum. Culturally, many things have changed regarding beds, matrasses, bedding, and bathrooms. The selection is extensive. Today, sleeping is a private matter and does not concern other people.
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