Hungary Project

The Embroiderers' Guild has challenged all Branches to make a series of postcards to celebrate 'the' sporting event in August 2012. Our country is Hungary. Here are some pictures of traditional Hungarian embroidery to inspire you. Most images will enlarge if you click on them.

Map of Hungary

Hungarian Flag

Hungarian folk art – peacocks feathers

Hungarian folk art embroidery features stylized plants and flowers

The colours used in Matyo work are meant to symbolize elements of Hungarian life. Red represents joy, black the earth or soil, and blue death and grief.

Traditional Hungarian Costume

Embroidered cloths

Pillow slips


Other embroidery

For more information about Hungary - have a look at these links