Stunning round Matyo embroidery. This piece was made in 1918 when supplies were interrupted and the women made do with what was available, the thread in this piece looks like cotton. the embroidery method was known as the thrifty technique, the outer contour of the petals is slightly raised
60cm pus fringes
This Matyo embroidery comes from a small area in Hungary centred around the town Mezokovesd, famous for its folk craft and in particular embroidery. Traditionally embroidered in silk on a black base. Matyo embroidery is on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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