Jordan Museum of Popular Tradition

Jordan Museum of Popular Tradition

The name of the museum is self-explanatory. This exhibit is all about showing the visitors how traditions in Jordan have developed, or rather, have been maintained. Mannequins dressed in traditional clothing from the different regions of the country of Jordan are on display.

For fashion lovers this would be a blast. You can see the intricate stitch work and sewing skills, the vibrant colors of the Bedouin dresses and the conservative suits of the men during the changing times. The Bedouin styles of the women through the years are a definite favorite to look at amongst the female visitors.
The displays include the various forms of jewelry and shoes too, as well as furniture with eloquent embroideries and fabrics. Some ancient coffee implements are also on display, which emphasizes the importance of this drink in the Jordanian history.

Exhibits are well labeled which enables you to walk through the Jordan Museum of Popular Tradition by yourself. The entire place has a charismatic feel to it with not only the dressed mannequins, but the beautiful mosaics that display the various eras of civilization in Jordan. The mosaics are said to originate from Madaba and Jerash dating back more than one thousand five hundred years.

The Jordan Museum of Popular Tradition is situated outside the Roman Amphitheatre and you don’t need a lot of time to see and experience the displays. Entrance fees are priced at one Jordanian Dinar per person.