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Ethnographic Museum (Plovdiv)

 Ethnographic Museum (Plovdiv)





Location: Plovdiv







Description of the Ethnographic Museum of Plovdiv

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 1995.

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.

The Regional 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.








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