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Pafos Ethnographical Museum - Casa Mespilea Boutique Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus

Pafos Ethnographical Museum

Interesting private collection of objects from the Neolithic Age to the present day.

This is a private ethnographic museum belonging to the Eliades family, which was known until 1971 as a Folk Art Museum. It consists of the collection of the late George Eliades, an intellectual with an interest in archaeology, history, folk art and literature, who for over half a century collected art treasures from the Cyprus countryside, particularly from his native Pafos district.

Components of both the physical and man-made environment, like natural caves, a Hellenistic rock-cut tomb, a terebinth tree and architecture dating back to 1894 as well as a kiosk, have been incorporated into the museum.

Exhibits include costumes, particularly rural costumes and accessories, traditional carved wooden furniture, farming tools, kitchen utensils, clay artefacts, looms and woven articles, as well as archaeological finds, mainly from the Chalcolithic period.

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