Outside view of the Museum
 
Address: Megalou Alexandrou St., Kastanofyto, Kastoria prefecture, Macedonia, Greece
Opening Hours: By appointment, daily
Phone No: (++30) 24670 84830/42493
 

 

Kastanofyto is a small traditional mountain village some 30 km from Kastoria in the direction of Argos Orestiko. In 1994, the Kastanofyto Cultural Association set up a small folklore museum in the building that used to house the primary school.
 

The museum was established to preserve objects associated with the folk tradition so that generations to come will be able to learn about folk culture. All the exhibits come from the village itself.
 

The first room has a display of photographs illustrating aspects of the villagers’ everyday life and such major social events as weddings, baptisms, national holidays, and school rallies. There are also quite a number of photographs of officers and soldiers of the Republican Army of Greece (DSE), because the village was the DSE’s base in 1946–7.

The second room houses genuine traditional women’s costumes of the late 19th century (everyday wear and bridal outfits), woven textiles, embroidery, a number of objects for everyday domestic use (cauldrons, baking trays, cooking-pots, and plates), agricultural implements (most notably a hand plough), millstones, a wooden barrel for collecting grain at the mill, and jars for the pickles and cereals that were stored in the cellars in winter.
 

The ground floor has been converted into a guest-house for visitors to the area.

A classic loom and traditional costumes
A classic loom and traditional costumes
Household and agricultural implements
Household and agricultural implements
Traditional women’s costumes (19th cent.)
Traditional women’s costumes (19th cent.)
Woodcut exhibits
Woodcut exhibits
Palaeontological Exhibits
Palaeontological Exhibits


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