Cypriot Folk Arts
Museum of Folk Art situated on the Kyrenia Harbour road and was
opened in 1974. It is a fine example of pre XVII. century
buildings which have traditionally housed Cypriots. These
buildings consisting of a ground floor and a upper floor have
their main entrances opening to the harbour.
Cypriot houses contain many traditional Cypriot items. On the
ground floor, there are items such as olive press,
plough, agricultural instruments, large earthenware fan, and
workbench which were used until recently but are not known by the
younger generation. There is a room for a watchman on the stairway
leading to the upper floor.
The first room of
the upper floor
houses bridal costumes, carved wooden chests and various
needlework items. There
are also examples of especially chosen works and handy works
(crochet work, materials embroidered with colorful, threads or
silver threads, bedspreads, tables covers, head scarves, pillow
cases, woollen socks, bowls etc..) from various areas of Cyprus,
displayed in glass cabinets. The second room used as a kitchen
contain water jugs, wooden mortars, wine bowls, seramic
There is a corner
in the third and largest room which was used as a resting place.
In the middle of the room, a wooden bed, a wooden cupboard, a
cabinet containing various women's and men's clothes, raised
wooden shelves with seramic and metal cups displayed upon them.
The third largest room has been arranged in this way. It is
possible to see, clothes, chests, tables, chair, wall cupboards,
doors and windows, in the all parts of the museum.