Hungarian Embroidery:

It was in the beginning of the 18th century that the present style of Hungarian folk art took shape, incorporating both Renaissance and Baroque elements, depending on the area, as well as Persian Sassanide influences. Flowers and leaves, sometimes a bird or a spiral ornament, are the principal decorative themes. The most frequent ornament is a flower with a centerpiece resembling the eye of a peacock’s feather.

Nearly all the manifestations of folk art practiced elsewhere in Europe, also flourished among the Magyar peasantry at one time or another, their ceramics and textile being the most highly developed of all.

The finest achievements in their textile arts are the embroideries which vary from region to region. Those of Kalotaszeg in Transylvania are charming products of Oriental design, sewn chiefly in a single color – red, blue, or black. Soft in line, the embroideries are applied on altar cloths, pillow cases and sheets.

In Hungary, proper Sárköz (a historical area in Tolna) in Transdanubia and the Matyóföld,and Kalocsa in the Great Hungarian Plain produce the finest embroideries. In the Sárköz region, the women’s caps show black and white designs as delicate as lace and give evidence of the people’s wonderfully subtle artistic feeling. The embroidery motifs applied to women’s wear have also been transposed to tablecloths and runners suitable for modern use as wall decorations.

 

 

Kalotaszeg embroidery:

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Kalocsa embroidery:

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Welcome to our website where you will find a vast number of unique antiquities.

Hungarian Antiquity is not a common antique shop. Our site is for wholesalers, traders, hoteliers, restaurateurs and prop managers who hunt for unique, valuable and rare treasures.

We chiefly serve dealers of the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, France and Italy predominantly with Hungarian antiques of folk and peasant origin, as well as refurbished and new interior decor objects in ’Vintage Style’.

Our company is principally looking for resellers who appreciate these objects that have become rarities nowadays and are willing to market them to the general public.

Newly found goods keep arriving in our stores continually, therefore the goods presented on our website are just some samples of our stock.