Folklore in Aegina - An Inspiration

Last week I had the opportunity to visit a small and lovely museum on the island of Aegina, Greece. A source of inspiration for every fashion designer!

The Historical and Folklore Museum of Aegina is housed in an elegant Neoclassical building of 1828, in the heart of Aegina Town. This building was donated to the Municipality of Aegina by Polymnia Iriotou Thomakou, daughter of archaeologist and folklore scientist Panagis Iriotis.

On the first floor of the building, there is the "Urban House of Aegina" that includes family relics of the Iriotou family, the library and correspondence of Panagis Iriotis, as well as old furniture, gravures, paintings, traditional costumes, laces and decorative items.

On the ground floor, there is the "Country House" with items of daily use and agricultural tools, as well as the "Fisherman House" with fishing tools and boat models.

See here some work of greek designers inspired by folklore costumes.
For more information on visit the site of the museum.
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