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CRETE WORTH SEEING HISTORICAL AND FOLK MUSEUM OF RETHYMNON

HISTORICAL AND FOLK MUSEUM OF RETHYMNON
The Rethymnon Historical and Folk Art Museum is a private institution founded in 1973 by Mrs. Faly G. Voyatzakis and the late Christophoros I. Stavroulakis. The aims of the Foundation are the research and the collection of historical and folklore material from all over Crete and especially the prefecture of Rethymnon, the operation of the Museum and the stimulation of interest in the study of Cretan tradition.
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ABOUT HISTORICAL AND FOLK MUSEUM OF RETHYMNON
VENETIAN BUILDING
FOLK ART COLLECTIONS
HALL I - THE ART OF WEAVING
HALL II - EMBROIDERY AND LACE
HALL III - BASKETRY AND POTTERY
HALL IV - TRADITIONAL TOOLS
HALL VI
HALL VIII - TRADITIONAL PROFESSIONS


HISTORICAL AND FOLK MUSEUM OF RETHYMNON PHOTOS

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS - The Museum's collections include over 5.000 items that come from donations, purchases and loans. They are displayed in units; Folk Art collections include weaving, basket weaving, embroidery-laces, costumes, ceramics, metal work, traditional cultivations HALL I - THE ART OF WEAVING - Hall  is devoted to the art of weaving. 19th and 20th century textiles woven with flax, cotton, wool and silk, items for dowries, domestic use and interior decoration are displayed there. 
HALL II - EMBROIDERY AND LACE - Hall  contains embroidery and lace. Embroidered dress borders dating back to the 17th and 18th century are characteristic in Crete of this art of Byzantine influence. Various samples of linen included in the upper class dowries from late 19th and early

HALL IV - TRADITIONAL TOOLS - In hall V are displayed traditional agricultural tools for cultivating and harvesting grain, for grinding grain and for kneading and baking the traditional Rethymnon bread. With the models of a water mill and an olive press the exhibition is concluded. HALL VIII - TRADITIONAL PROFESSIONS - In hall VIII are presented the traditional professions of the coppersmith, the saddler, the farmer and the cutler. EROTOKRITOS -