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Centre for Cretan Popular Art

  Centre for Cretan Popular Art, Rethymnon (Rethymno) - weaving class

The Centre for Cretan Popular Art is a 'living' museum.  When visiting the Centre, you can watch craftsmen busy at work and talk to them about their art.  At the moment there are areas for weaving/embroidery, ceramics, bookbinding, wood turning and sculptures. Classes can be arranged for all the crafts in the Centre.  In the permanent exhibition area on the first floor, the visitor sees the result of their labour.  In principle all the exhibits are for sale.

The Centre for Cretan Popular Art was established in Rethymnon in June 2000 with the ambition to support by any means (i.e. by creation of laboratories, training and further education of craftsmen and tradesmen, promotion through internet, permanent showroom, sales shop etc.) our local folklore art.  The diversity of forms and great variety of handicrafts of this tradition give evidence of a high aesthetics value and special beauty which has survived throughout time.

The achievement of this ambition will be sustained with the cooperation of various state and private organisations which have common fields of occupation with the Centre concerning mainly joint action and activation of producers of Folk Art works for the benefit of whom the Centre was created.

  The Centre is located at:
15-17 Kritovoulidou Str
74100 Rethymnon
Tel: 28310 51501, 29362 / Fax: 28310 29947

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 9.00 -14.00hrs
Closed on Sat - Sun

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