Folk Art Museum

Location: Apiranthos   

The Folklore Museum in Apiranthos Naxos: The Naxos Folk Art Museum is located in the picturesque village of Apiranthos. It was initially established in 1966 and was renovated in 1987. It covers three rooms and is designed to look like the exact interior of a village house as it was in the 18th and early 19th century. It houses all kinds of folk items, including clothes, utensils, tools, traditional weavings, and other interesting objects.

The museum contains the artwork of the Apiranthos women whose work resulted in krevataria, a weaving that consists of 153 pieces and which was used to cover the bed. What makes this a great and admirable item is that even if one piece of the weaving is missing, then it cannot be complete since it contains combs, warps and other things that make it extremely complex.

Among the other exhibits at the museum, the noteworthy ones include traditional musical instruments like the doubaki and the tsabouna as well as kitchen grinders called the pipperolou, meat grinders and the siphoni that were used to store wine in. Visiting this museum is like walking back in time into the houses of the locals.

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