Folklore Collection of Nikos Gkotsis

Visitors of Feres have the chance to enjoy a wonderful and functional space in which is exhibited the Folklore collection of Nikos Gkotsis. The former policeman from Feres, Nikos Gkotsis, found and collected more than 1.700 items from the daily life of locals of past times. Since 1996 the collection is exhibited in Feres and has a public character.

The Folklore collection of Nikos Gkotsis includes the personal spaces of different job occupations, with tools and objects that were used by the carriage maker, the weaver, the barber, the blacksmith, the butcher, the shoemaker and the farrier and that composed the daily life in the houses of the area. Most of these practitioners, who were refugees from Eastern Thrace, have their own place in the showcases of the Folklore collection of Nikos Gkotsis.

Furniture and cooking utensils, irons, water mills, stone mortars, as well as a huge collection of bells, are among the exhibits of the Folklore collection of Nikos Gkotsis. In special showcases, visitors can admire objects from Imvros, while the colorful, traditional female clothing of the surrounding villages is also very interesting.

The archive of the Folklore collection of Nikos Gkotsis also includes photographs and printed material.

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