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Ethnographic Museum (Plovdiv)
Description of the Ethnographic Museum of
Ethnographic Museum of Plovdiv is one of the
largest museums in the country. It was originally founded in 1917
and in 1938 its exposition moved to Kuyumdzhieva House in the Old
City area of Plovdiv. The Ethnographic Museum in Plovdiv is regional
and can be called the second largest museum in Bulgaria, which
specializes in folk life. It was founded in 1917, and in 1938 its
exposition moved to the house of Kuyumdzhiev, located in the Old
Town. The building itself is a cultural monument, about which
residents notified the next issue of the People's Newspaper from
One of the richest expositions presents an opportunity
to get acquainted with the traditional culture of the Rhodopes,
Srednogoriya and Thrace in the period of the national revival of
Bulgaria (XVIII - XIX centuries). The main types of crafts of the
inhabitants of the region are shown in a special part of the museum,
dedicated to the history of agriculture and animal husbandry. Among
the traditional crafts common in the Bulgarian Renaissance, such
types of crafts as the manufacture of ironmongery, lace, wool, as
well as mednice and pottery were popular. Here you can see the
jewelry workshop, where literally the entire inventory of that era.
The museum houses church utensils and Bulgarian collectible jewelry.
A special place is occupied by folk costumes, fabrics, carpets,
ceremonial props and musical instruments. In the house-museum is
presented the life of ordinary citizens.
Ethnographic Museum of Plovdiv has more than a hundred unique
paintings, figurines, panels, icons, metal products and woodcarving
samples. Among the masterpieces of fine art in the museum are the
works of Simeon Velkov, Costa Foreva, Georgi Bozhilov, Dimitar
Kirov, Kohl Vitkovski.