The Municipal Museum of Folk Art is located in the Limassol district and operated on the 20th of June 1985.
The museum included one of the most important Cypriot folk art collections dated to the end of the 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century.
It is housed in a preserved construction that is a donation of the family of Ioanni and Katerina Shiza. The museum is housed on the corner of the Agiou Andreou and Othonos and Amalia streets, which was previously a public nursing home.
The restoration of the construction and its transformation into the Municipal Museum of Folk Art occurred during 1984-1985 and its official inauguration took place in June 1985.
The Municipal Museum of Folk Art accommodated very rich and remarkable collections of clothing, embroidery, wooden sculptures, farm and agriculture tools, jewellery, decorative items and furniture dated to the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Some of the items that are housed at the museum are wooden carved chests of drawers, consoles, frames , embroidery , looms , traditional Cypriot costumes , swords , bronze teapots, spindle, hose reel, chairs, small stools, copper plates , clay pots , bowls , wooden mirrors etc.
The collection of vests at the Municipal Museum of Folk Art is one of the greatest in the greek area. One of the rooms, houses a collection of porcelain which was donated by Anna Kourea. The collection is made up of 30 Greek, European and Chinese plates, some of which are dated to 1725.
The other rooms display:
- A loom and all the related with weaving
- The Cypriot sayia, a collection of vests and the Cypriot couple.
- Urban clothing and urban décor, village clothing and village décor.
- The dowry, the asproploumia with beads or without beads, the ronarettoi, lace and jewellery.
- The bed and bedroom.
- Farm life and tools.
Agiou Andreou 253
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