Municipal Folk Art Museum description and photos - Cyprus: Limassol. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Municipal Folk Art Museum.
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The Museum of Folk Art is one of the most interesting and informative museums in Limassol. It began its work in 1985 and is located in a beautiful, restored two-story building of the 19th century, which is located on St. Andreas Street.
The collection of the museum, mainly consisting of rare and antique objects from the period of the late 19th - early 20th centuries , located in six large halls. There are collected objects of art, household items, clothing, jewelry, tools and even furniture made by folk craftsmen of Cyprus - more than 500 exhibits in total.
For example, the museum has an excellent collection of table china, which numbers about 30 dishes made in various styles, some of which were made as early as 1725. And in other halls you can see a large loom, a bed, casual clothes and traditional national costumes decorated with exquisite embroidery, beaded products, clay products, tapestries, paintings. Of particular note is the bed linen and wonderful bedspreads that Cypriots collected as a dowry for the bride and traditionally kept in decorative chests, also presented in the museum.
What is noteworthy, the collection of the museum is constantly replenished, new exhibits appear there. come to him from all over the island. This is often due to local residents who donate antiques found in attics and basements to the institution.
In 1989, the museum received the Europa Nostra award for the restoration and maintenance of cultural sites in Europe. <
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