Stunning antique Matyo table cloth. Heavily embroidered. Matyo roses and tulips on a black cotton with traditional knotted and woven fringes along the whole border
105cm diameter excluding fringes, 134cm with fringes.
In very good condition. Some slight colour bleed in he middle of some of the "peacock eyes"
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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