Museum of Greek Folk Art
( 17 Kydathinaion Plaka Athens )
It is housed in the restored building at 17 Kydathinaion Street in Plaka. It was founded in 1915, but until 1973 it was located in the Mosque of Monastiraki square, where today the folk pottery collection is located. The Museum of Greek Folk Art has collections of weaving, embroidery, ecclesiastical and secular gold embroidery, metalwork, silversmithing, woodcarving and ceramics. Most important are the types of pastoral wood carvings (cases, roques, spindles), church vestments, parts of folk costumes, jewelry, as well as 50 local costumes, male and female from all regions of Greece, worn by 50 dolls. Also, one room of the museum is covered with murals by the popular painter Theofilos, which were removed from a house in the village of Clomidado in Mytilene.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou