Living tradition of wool embroidery in Nagykunság

Living tradition of wool embroidery in Nagykunság

Nagykunság is situated in Tiszántúl (literally: over the river Tisza), in the south-eastern part of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County, where this particular element of folk embroidery culture can be observed.

A variety of fur embroidery sewn with a fake flat-stitch wool yarn, patterns and their mode of composition and colours of linen embroidery are transmitted from generation to generation. Characteristics of the embroidery include the use of gradient yarns and rigorous construction with contour lines.

Today, communities (embroidery circles, clubs, trade associations,) and individual embroiderers in eleven settlements maintain the tradition.

Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO
Elemér Muharay Folk Art Assosiation
Assosiation of Hungarian Folk Artists
Institute of Ethnology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Kriza János Ethnographic Society
Hungarian Ethnographic Society
Museum of Ethnography
Hungarian Heritage House
National Cultural Institute