The Folklore Museum of Stemnitsa is one of the most remarkable folklore museums in Greece. It is housed in a beautiful traditional house of Stemnitsa, the Hatzi mansion and has been operating since 1985. It was founded by Yiannis and Maria Savvopoulou. It covers the professional and social life of Stemnitsa during the 18th and 19th centuries.
On the ground floor, there are workshops for traditional professions: silver and goldsmiths, bell-making (kadartzi or kabana), patchwork (shoemaker), ganomat, patchwork and candlemaker. On the mezzanine there is a representation of an old Gortynian-Stemnitsiot house (hall, winter room, chamber, cellar). On the first floor, the Savvopoulos collection is exhibited with post-Byzantine icons, weapons of the Agon, works of ceramics, metalwork, woodcarving, embroideries and textiles. On the two floors of the new wing, objects from Stemnitsa are exhibited, such as post-Byzantine icons, works of ceramics and metalwork, glass containers, textiles, rural and urban traditional clothing, a loom and figures of the Shadow Theater made by a karagiozopaikti from Stemnitsa.
Source: UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS