Apron | Hungarian (Matyó) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Apron ~ The Matyó region of Hungary, which includes Mezökövesd is known for its rich costume traditions, specifically embroidery. Matyó embroidery is a densely-patterned style of free-hand work in rich and colorful floral motifs. Its prime era was the 1860s and 1870s when the folk arts thrived. This example characterizes the dynamic color combinations and flower varieties of the Matyó tradition.
Ensemble | Slovak | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ensemble. Date: 1840–80. Culture: Slovak. Medium: wool, cotton, silk. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 32 in. (81.3 cm). Length at CB (b): 25 in. (63.5 cm). Length at CB (c): 12 in. (30.5 cm). Length at CB (d): 22 in. (55.9 cm).
Overview of Norwegian Costumes, part 2. The eastern heartland
Hello all, This is the second part of my overview of the costumes of Norway. This will cover the central row of provinces in Eastern Norway, the yellow and orange ones on the map below, minus the ones I covered in the first article. This includes the provinces of Oppland, Buskerud, Telemark, and East and West Agder. All of these have at least some areas in which folk costumes were a living tradition or within living memory at the beginning of the 20th cent. The National Bunad Council Bunad…
Hello all, This is a photo of my friend Jennifer in her Sárköz costume. The region of Sárköz [pronounced sharkeuse] is well known in Hungary for its folk culture, and the costume is quite typical of a large portion of the country. Sárköz is in south central Hungary, just west of the Danube, in Tolna county, part of the large region of Transdanubia, or Dunántúl. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A1rk%C3%B6z This map shows the position of this region within Hungary. . It is in the…