Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith, Pano Lefkara

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4.4/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
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  • Visit Lefkary was part of the tour on Cyprus "heart island". Excursion took place on a minibus, was her guide Nicholas hails from Georgia. Watched the very village with a lookout and went in the Museum shop. Lefkara is situated in the mountains. Houses in the village are constructed from natural stone finishing plaster outside-this style is encouraged. In the Centre of the village close to each other are the Church and the mosque-once here lived and the Turks. The streets are narrow, paved, and how there manage to find their place and cars. In the Museum we showed samples of lace weave and silver jewelry. The store sold icons and silver souvenirs. This was only the beginning of the tour, we visited the Bay of Aphrodite, winery with wine tasting and purchasing, dined in the Ancient and climbed high in the Troodos Mountains to the monastery of Kykkos.
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  • The small Cypriot village is known worldwide thanks to the laces and silver products. World fame came to the inhabitants of the Lefkary at the beginning of last century, when, in 1900, the British, under whose jurisdiction was then Cyprus, graciously allowed several families from this village to demonstrate their art at the world exhibition in Paris. Thanks to this exhibition the world has learned not only the Eiffel Tower, but met with a special technique of lace "lefkaritikoj", which received a well-deserved place in the list of intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. Almost every woman in this village speaks this technique and embroiders real works of art: elegant tablecloths, pillowcases, scarves, dresses and more. Men in the village are busy weaving lace, but also from silver. They are known throughout the world as skillful jewelers who own technique of filigree. Create real masterpieces of fine silver thread/wire. Recently, the range of their activities has broadened-steel casting of silver sculpture of small forms and do the salaries for the icons. The village is small and very comfortable-with neat luxuriant one-and two-story houses, closely scattered on the hills. However, Lefkara is famous not only for its handicrafts. In the village are known in Cyprus and beyond the fair cross Church from the 18th century iconostasis and unique Silver Cross, as well as the Temple of Archangel Michael, famous for its frescoes XII-XV centuries. Only in the village of several thousand inhabitants-18 churches! And yet the town has a unique Museum. It is quite small. Is only one House. Nevertheless, it collected a lot of what gives an idea about the development of this village and its as one of the centers of traditional crafts of Cyprus. There are all the necessary attributes for weaving and kruževov the most beautiful specimen of this species, as well as various tools and handicraft masters of jeweller's shop. Very interesting. When inspecting the Museum feel-how wonderful when people even in such a small village managed to save and bring to all a part of his life and history! It is worthy of respect! Want to feel the atmosphere of Cyprus-visit this unique place!
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  • This is an excellent museum. You can see a lot of exhibitions and learn a lot about the local history. 
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