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Set of window 3 hand embroidered panels. Kalotaszeg

Set of window 3 hand embroidered panels. Kalotaszeg
Set of window 3 hand embroidered panels. Kalotaszeg Set of window 3 hand embroidered panels. Kalotaszeg Set of window 3 hand embroidered panels. Kalotaszeg Set of window 3 hand embroidered panels. Kalotaszeg
Beautiful, set of window drapes.  Originating from the Kalotaszeg area of Transylvania, Romania
One panel would have been hung horizontally, the other two vertically. There is an example in the Bartok Bela memorial house in Budapest
A lovely red embroidery on home loomed hemp. The red is  a lovely turkey red with no hints of orange
The stitch is known  as irasos oltes or writing stitch. I think we know it as button stitch, Traditionally the pattern was drawn onto the cloth usually by the "writing woman" of the village who specialised in drawing these patterns. It was then embroidered by another woman , usually for the dowry chest of herself or another female of the family. 
The design  features hearts tulips and flowers
The stitches in this piece have  a knot/anchor at either end this was a very time consuming way to embroider and nowdays these sticthes are usually embroidered with a knot or anchor at one end only which is quicker. The last image shows  part of the reverse of one of the panels
 
Excellent condition.  One of the down drapes is slighty faded or paler than the others.
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Measurements;  
Vertical drapes x 2, each 200 x 50cm
Horizontal x 1  280 x 46cm

Please allow 2 weeks for despatch
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price: £625.00
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