Folk Art Museum

Museum in Western Troödos

This charming small museum is run by former school teacher Charalambos, who will explain the exhibits including live silkworms munching on their bed of mulberry leaves, centuries-old donkey saddles and farm implements. Meanwhile, his cheerful wife, Theano, is busy at the loom, weaving exquisitely patterned silk-and-cotton fabrics. There are interesting historical photos here as well, including some of camels, which were used as pack animals until the late ‘50s.

You can buy the hand-woven pieces, including cushion covers, runners and bags. At the very minimum, pick up a €2 embroidered bookmark memento.