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Artemis Cynthia Complex – Paphos Cyprus

Weaving & Folkloric Art Museum

https://www.fitivillage.com/museums.html

Cultural Centre

Descending to the west part of Fiti, you can wander down the village’s narrow, graphic alleys while admiring the folkloric architecture of the structures and buildings, with a kind of an arch over the main entrance and in many of the windows. The highlight of all these is the Forester’s house, which was in a very bad condition before, almost being in ruins. Today the Forester’s house has been renovated by Fiti’s community council and will be used as a cultural centre for various exhibitions and folklore events. However before the renovation, the house covered a huge area with rooms that included large arches (apses), a large cellar with many earthenware jars buried under the roof’s soil that fell down upon them, a bedroom with a traditional bed, an enormous yard in which the wine-presses for the grapes are located, an oven and a water-closet.

Cultural Centre

Weaving and Folkloric Art Museum

Weaving and Folkloric Art Museum

The building of the Weaving and Folkloric Art Museum is located in the east end of the paved area. It is a very old, reconditioned construction that has been converted into a museum. Inside the Museum you can have the chance to learn about the history of the renowned “Phytkiotiko” decorated textile that is produced only in Fiti in the traditional fashion of the loom (weaving machine). Inside the Museum you can also find and some other traditional tools, used by the village’s previous inhabitants in their various chores, both agricultural and domestic.

Weaving and Folkloric Art Museum

Weaving and Painting Exhibition

Weaving and Painting Exhibition

Fiti village has been known for its own special style of weaving since medieval times. The textiles made in the village are known as “Fythkiotika” and stand out for their variety of design and rich colours. Examples of such textiles are exhibited in the museum where one can also see how they are made.

 

 

 

 
 
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