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Matyó Heritage: Embroidery, Costums and Folklore of a Traditional Community

Language: English

The folk art of the Roman Catholic Matyó community in and around the town of Mezőkövesd in north-eastern Hungary is characterized by floral motifs that are found in flat-stitch embroidery and ornamented objects. Matyó embroidery decorates the traditional dress of the region, worn by local people in celebratory events and in folk dancing and singing. The floral motifs have played a crucial part in strengthening the self-image and identity of the Matyó community and are employed in interior decoration, contemporary fashion and architecture, in addition to embroidery.


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Place/region: Hungary, South East Europe
Series: 2012 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Hungarian Open Air Museum
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Rights: Hungarian Open Air Museum
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMAS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2012-0063300005
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Hungarian Open Air Museum

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