A TIME TRAVEL TO THE PAST. FOLKLORE MUSEUM OF SERVIA.

The Folklore Museum of Servia was founded in 1998 by the Servia Cultural Association “ΤΑ KASTRA” (ΤΑ ΚΑΣΤΡΑ in Greek means The Castles). Situated in doctor’s Aristides Christakis’ old house, after a kind donation of his family. The aim of the museum is to preserve the culture and tradition of Servia’s heritage.

During the past few years the Municipality of Servia has supported the museum and as a result, it has gained in popularity and many local and foreign tourists have paid a visit. The exhibits could be sorted in: interior decoration, costumes, household vessels and tools.

INTERIOR DECORATION
Admire the Archontariki (Αρχονταρίκι in Greek means “lord’s room” it is the living room of today) full of cushions, trunks and chests, embroidered bedding and handwoven carpets, musical instruments, radios and old photographs.

COSTUMES
Discover how men and women were dressed in Servia over a hundred years ago. Apart from that, you can marvel at a beautiful wedding dress sewn by a famous local tailor in 1905 and learn what the bride’s dowry used to consist of.

HOUSEHOLD VESSELS & TOOLS
Take a glimpse of a housewife’s workshop full of looms, spinning – wheels, distaffs, reels, sewing machines and carding machines. The necessary kitchen equipment of the time is also revealed to you: butter churns, plates, baking pans, mortars, large bottles for wine storage, water pots, coffee mills, rolling boards and rolling pins to name but a few.

TOOLS
Scythes and pitchforks would assist a farmer in harvesting, while wooden or iron ploughs were necessary for tillage. Plenty exhibits on husbandry and logging, as well. Saddles, bells, measuring instruments, horseshoe, shovels, saws, hammers, axes and hoes.

Source: “TA KASTRA” Servia Cultural Association, Mrs. Chryssanthi Karagiannidou, President.

Article by → Voula Papia – Kozani Guide Editor

Voula Papia

Philologist of English language and literature, Ba in English Lang & Literature from Aristotle University, English Language Teacher in Public and Private Schools, Translator.