Folklore Museum of Chania - 'CRETAN HOUSE'
Chania Prefecture - Chania
"CRETAN HOUSE" - CHANIA FOLKLORE MUSEUM
It will give you a representative picture of the way of life that older people led in our island.
Two women - Mrs A. Bikaki and E. Koumandaraki-Markaki - worked hard for many years and "brought to life" today for you the old "Cretan House".
The exhibition includes:
1. LAOGRAPHICAL COLLECTION
Laographical collection of tools, raw materials and products of traditional domestic handicraft, various crafts and agricultural life.
° Agricultural items for working in the fields like ploughs, scales, objects for crushing fruit...
° Bucolic objects like bells, shears...
° Domestic utensils, objects that every household had like a kneading-trough, lamps, dishes, objects used in baking, irons with coal.
° Weaving: raw materials, tools and its products. Threads of silk, flax, athanatos, wool-reel, sabre, loom-coverlets, towels,handkerchiefs, embroidery used in the bridal bed.
2. LAOGRAPHICAL PRESENTATIONS
Presentations of agricultural occupations. Ploughings, sowing, harvesting, threshing, crushing of the grapes.
Presentation of domestic handicrafts. Use of the loom-thread presentation, silk and flax processing, washing.
Presentation of various crafts like show-making, rope-making, tailoring, basket-making.
3. PRESENTATION OF THE INTERIOR OF AN AGRICULTURAL HOUSE
A kitchen with fireplace, a kiln, a side board.
A bedroom with a bridal bed embellished with a white mosquito-net and many embroideries.
In the workshop of the museum copies of old genuine embroidery are made and embroidered pictures with scenes of local manners and customs. They are "self-taught" designs full of motion and life showing the artistic creation and the effortless inspiration of their creator.
Cretan wedding - Olive picking - Washing - Harvest
* The above text is been published exactly as it was given to us by the institution. It represents opinions and states of the institution, for which we do not have any responsibility and in any case the entire text or parts of it, does not necessarily represent visitcrete.com.
** The above information, are subject to change without prior notification from the institution. In any case, visitcrete.com has no responsibilities about any occurred changes.
Last update 30/04/2017