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Museum of Greek Folk Art, Athens

The Museum of Greek Folk Art showcases indigenous art and craft across various media such as painting, embroidery, weaving, shadow theatre, silverwork, metalwork, pottery, woodcarving , and sculpture from the 17th century onwards.

The Museum of Greek Folk Art showcases indigenous art and craft across various media such as painting, embroidery, weaving, shadow theatre, silverwork, metalwork, pottery, woodcarving , and sculpture from the 17th century onwards. The annexed Tzistarakis Mosque in Monastiraki Square where the entire collection was originally housed now displays the V Kyriazopoulos Collection of Folk Pottery.


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About Museum of Greek Folk Art

 Kidathineon 17, Athina, Greece

 +30 21 0321 3018

 www.melt.gr

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