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Address: 13, Yimnastiriou St., GR - 601 00 Katerini, Pieria prefecture, Macedonia, Greece
Opening Hours: Wednesday: 18.00-20.00
Sunday: 11.00-13.00, 18.00-20.00
Phone No: (++30) 23510 23941
Fax No.: (++30) 23510 23941/76903
Web Address: http://pieria.forthnet.gr/epp
 

 

The Folklore Museum was set up by the Pieria Pontic Association, and is housed in a building owned by the Association in Katerini town centre, near the Municipal Park. It opened in 1990, following efforts to collect folklore material still in the possession of refugee families from the Pontos who had settled in the Pieria region. The campaign had been carried out by a three-member committee under the supervision of Professors Dimitrios Pandermalis and Nora Skouteri.

The purpose of the museum is to preserve and promote the cultural wealth of the Black-Sea Greeks. It has some 600 objects of social, folkloric, and historical interest, some of which are extremely valuable.

In the entrance hall there are a large map of the Black Sea, with the major centres marked, photographs of schools and village elders from the towns of Kotyora, Sohumi, and Kars, and refugees’ personal effects (books, embroidered fabrics, aprons).

The main part of the museum displays a reconstruction of the main parts of a Pontic house: the reception room with divans around a low round table, wall-hangings embroidered with the letters of the alphabet by the unmarried women, and icon-stands, and women’s costumes from Fatsa, Oenoe, and Trebizond. Next to this is the bedroom, with a bed, kilims, rugs, mats, the outfit of a newly-married woman from Kotyor, and other furniture. Then there is the kitchen with fireplace, table, cooking utensils, lamps, brazier. Lastly, a number of agricultural implements are displayed in a corner, together with a bench of tools of the comb-maker’s trade.

Agricultural implements
Agricultural implements
Traditional bedroom
Traditional bedroom
The reception room
The reception room


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