Situated in a traditional building,
donated to the Municipality of Skopelos by the Nickolaides family, the Museum
of Folk Art is exhibiting some of the finest handiwork made during the
latter part of the 19th and through most of the 20th centuries.
The centrepiece of the museum is the collection of valuable 19th and
early 20th century embroidered cloths, traditional costumes, weaving
and decorative pieces. The Folklore Museum of
Skopelos is a non-pompous and discreet look at the role and economy of
three areas of handiwork practiced in Skopelos: that is, embroidery,
weaving, and handicraft work - especially ceramics, works of
woodcarvings, knives, agricultural tools and folk art paintings. The collection is
reminiscent of the décor that was practiced in the homes of Skopelitian
families during the past. Important nautical
exhibits as well as ship models are also on display,
focusing on the local maritime tradition of the island.