Museum of Greek Folk Art : Michelin's recommendations
Most of the collections of the Museum of Popular Greek Art date from the 18 and 19C. On the ground floor, the domestic or pastoral objects include a large area given over to embroideries from the Dodecanese, Epirus, Crete and Skyros. You cannot remain unmoved by the wealth of colours and the refinement of the motifs, often of Byzantine inspiration! The exhibits on the 1st floor are objects made of sculpted wood, for domestic use (utensils, furniture), or for the exercise of professional activities (needles, figureheads, shepherds' crooks), and fabric prints. Note the leather or cardboard figurines of Karagiosis, an important character in Greek shadow theatre. On the 2nd floor, a village room is reconstituted with panels of decorated wood (1924 to 1930) by the naïf painter Theophilos (1873-1934). The upper floors show the variety of traditional costumes: the robust and sober clothes of the nomadic Sarakatsan shepherds, the warm colours of the costumes of Balkan Greece, the sumptuous embroideries of the festival fineries with heavy silver jewels, and the elegant respectable costumes of central Greece and the Peloponnese. Makes you think about the way you look!
- Address : 17 r. Kidathineon GR - 10558 Athína10558Athína
- Phone : 2103213018
- Prices : 2 €
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