The pride of the Matsalu National Park tourism area is folk art – embroidery, carpets and folk costumes with embroidery that stands out from the rest of Estonia. South of Matsalu Bay there were four small parishes, each with its own folk costumes.
There were often competition for more sophisticated and beautiful embroidery and folk costumes. Contests even took place between villages and farms. In Estoia, only Setu and Lihula-Kirbla women wore large silver necklaces – patrons.
In the Lihula Museum you can get acquainted with patchwork blankets from 1930 to the present day. Blankets with unique square patterns and colors are also a special feature of the area’s folk art, and weaving them requires arithmetic skills.
Regional handicrafts are sold in Tapamaja Galery, Salevere Creative Centre, U-Stuudio Glass Workshop.