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The Skyrian House

The Skyrian house is by itself an almost complete Museum of Skyros' traditional culture.

The Skyrian house is by itself an almost complete Museum of Skyros' traditional culture.

Its museological importance and value lies in the fact that it is the most original and representative element of the life of a traditional Skyrian family, while at the same time, this is where the truly valuable artistic treasures–decorative items of intense aesthetics and sociological significance- can be found.

Ceramics of high quality and great rarity are arrayed in rows on shelves and walls and the visitor can see ceramics, several of them unique, dating from the 16th to the beginning of the 19th century, from countries far away from Skyros, such as Korea, China, Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, Kutahya, Canac-Kale, North Africa and elsewhere.

In the Faltaits Museum the "Skyrian House" is presented and preserved in its most traditional form, with its "sfa", its "apokrevate", its couches, its "boulme", its "shelves" filled with valuable vases and unusual, colorful ceramics, its "pangos" and its "stamnoustatis" – a woodcarved corner with shelves on which clay water pitchers are placed on a layer of dry thyme.

 

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