About Hungarian embroidery arts

It was in the beginning of the eighteenth 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 in Transdanubia and the Matyóföld in the Great 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.

The Hungarian embroidery crafts (clothing, doilies, runners, tablecloths, pillowcases, laces and many more) have their old traditions and continue to develop in the present days. FolkArtHungary's store offers you a wide variety of these folk handicrafts

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Hand-embroidered, leaf-shaped Hungarian table topper (KALDOI-TR-180816b2)

Hand-embroidered, leaf-shaped Hungarian table topper (KALDOI-TR-180816b2)

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Handmade, beautiful, richly embroidered table dcoration, grape leaf shape, hand-fringed borders. White base material (Hungarian, Kalocsa style). ..
Hand embroidered Hungarian doily with hand-fringed borders (KALDOI-TR-180816b2)

Hand embroidered Hungarian doily with hand-fringed borders (KALDOI-TR-180816b2)

$23.90
Hand-embroidered oval doily, hand-fringed golden borders. Red base material (Hungarian, Kalocsa style). Size: 39x27cm / 15.3"x10.6"100% HAND-MADE..
Hand embroidered small white table runner. Rare, old Kalocsa pattern, Hungarian embroidery (TABLE-KAL-WH-097)

Hand embroidered small white table runner. Rare, old Kalocsa pattern, Hungarian embroidery (TABLE-KAL-WH-097)

$34.90
Hand-embroidered small tablecloth. Authentical Kalocsa (Hungarian) embroidery. White linen cloth base material.Size: 69x36cm / 27"x14"100% HAND-MADE!T..
Hand embroidered vintage tablecloth, table linen ornament. Hungarian, Kalocsa-style embroidery (KALTABLE-TR-VINT-180809)

Hand embroidered vintage tablecloth, table linen ornament. Hungarian, Kalocsa-style embroidery (KALTABLE-TR-VINT-180809)

$37.90
Richly embroidered floral pattern vintage tablecloth, table topper. White base material (Hungarian, Kalocsa style). Size: 80x75cm / 29.5"x31..
Hand embroidered doily with hand-crocheted borders, Hungarian folk pattern MKDOI-TR-W307N)

Hand embroidered doily with hand-crocheted borders, Hungarian folk pattern MKDOI-TR-W307N)

$11.90
Hand-embroidered doily, hand-crocheted red borders. White base material (Hungarian, Matyo style)Size: 24 cm / 9.5"100% HAND-MADE Hungarian embroi..
Hand embroidered doily with hand-crocheted borders, Hungarian folk pattern MKDOI-TR-W307)

Hand embroidered doily with hand-crocheted borders, Hungarian folk pattern MKDOI-TR-W307)

$10.80
Hand-embroidered doily, hand-crocheted white borders. White base material (Hungarian, Matyo style)Size: 22 cm / 8.7"100% HAND-MADE Hungarian embroider..
Hungarian embroidery, 7" hand-embroidered doily. Traditional Matyo motif (MKDOI-TR-70)

Hungarian embroidery, 7" hand-embroidered doily. Traditional Matyo motif (MKDOI-TR-70)

$8.70
Hand embroidered doily with hand crocheted red borders (Hungarian, Matyo style). Lovely home decoration gift.Size: 17 cm / 6.7"100% HAND-MADE Hun..
Pillow case with blue Hungarian embroidery (PILLOW-MKBLU-323)

Pillow case with blue Hungarian embroidery (PILLOW-MKBLU-323)

$38.90
Hand-embroidered blue pillow case, with Matyo (Hungarian) embroidery on white linen cloth.Lovely home decoration gift.Motive color: shades of blueSize..
Hand embroidered vintage table runner, table linen. Hungarian, Kalocsa embroidery (VINT-TABLE-KAL-180422_01)

Hand embroidered vintage table runner, table linen. Hungarian, Kalocsa embroidery (VINT-TABLE-KAL-180422_01)

$18.90
Richly embroidered floral pattern vintage tablecloth. White base material (Hungarian, Kalocsa style). Nice gift for your mom.Size: 87x46cm / 34"x..
Hand-embroidered vintage pillow case, with Kalocsa (Hungarian) embroidery

Hand-embroidered vintage pillow case, with Kalocsa (Hungarian) embroidery

$18.90
Hand-embroidered vintage pillow case, with Kalocsa (Hungarian) embroidery on light yellow linen cloth.Lovely home decoration gift.Size: 51x39cm / 20"x..
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Handmade 26"x14" embroidered table runner, Hungarian style (KALTABLE-180325-145033)

Handmade 26"x14" embroidered table runner, Hungarian style (KALTABLE-180325-145033)

$28.90 $34.90
Hand-embroidered table runner, tabletop with very unique Hungarian (Kalocsa) floral embroiderySize: 65x35cm / 25.6"x13.8"100% HAND-MADE!This item is N..
Handmade 4" cutwork embroidered floral doily. Richelieu lacework with Hungarian, Kalocsa-style motif (180531-02)

Handmade 4" cutwork embroidered floral doily. Richelieu lacework with Hungarian, Kalocsa-style motif (180531-02)

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Handmade 4" cutwork embroidered floral doily. Richelieu lacework with Hungarian, Kalocsa-style motifSize: (diameter): 11cm / 4.3"100% HANDMADE Hu..
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Christmas table runner, small tablecloth embroidery for the holidays (335)

Christmas table runner, small tablecloth embroidery for the holidays (335)

$26.30 $29.90
Christmas table runner, hand-embroidered, hand-crocheted edge, with silver yarn in motif.Home decoration gift for the Christmas holidays!Colors: red, ..
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Embroidered small tablecloth, table runner with spring flower motives, Easter eggs and chicken, home decoration for Easter

Embroidered small tablecloth, table runner with spring flower motives, Easter eggs and chicken, home decoration for Easter

$24.40 $26.90
Hand-embroidered table runner, with spring flower motifs with Easter eggs and chickens. White linen cloth base material.Home decoration gift for the E..
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Hand embroidered 10" Kalocsa lace embroidery (Richelieu) doily with authentic Hungarian embroidery (346)

Hand embroidered 10" Kalocsa lace embroidery (Richelieu) doily with authentic Hungarian embroidery (346)

$30.60 $34.90
Kalocsa lace (Richelieu) doily with authentic Hungarian pattern. High quality hand-embroidered laceworkSize: 25x25cm / 9.9"x9.9"100% HAND-MADE Hungari..
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Hand embroidered red vintage square tablecloth 40", table linen ornament. Hungarian style embroidery. (VINT-TABLE-180428_1)

Hand embroidered red vintage square tablecloth 40", table linen ornament. Hungarian style embroidery. (VINT-TABLE-180428_1)

$36.90 $41.90
Square-shaped richly embroidered, with very unique floral pattern vintage tablecloth. White base material (Hungarian style), silk (viscose) embroidery..
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Hand embroidered white vintage tablerunner 27". Hungarian embroidery. (VINT-TABLE-180428_2)

Hand embroidered white vintage tablerunner 27". Hungarian embroidery. (VINT-TABLE-180428_2)

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Hand-embroidered vintage table runner, table topper, with wide crocheted edge. White base material (Hungarian style), silk (viscose) embroidery yarn.&..
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Hand-embroidered pendant, with floral folk motif. Hungarian embroidery jewel necklace

Hand-embroidered pendant, with floral folk motif. Hungarian embroidery jewel necklace

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Hand-embroidered necklace, with blue flower folk motif (Hungarian, Matyo region). The whole surface is embroidered.Size: - medal width is 6.5cm (..
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Hand-embroidered small blue tablecloth with crochetede edge. Authentical Matyo embroidery (TABLE-MK-SMBLU-330)

Hand-embroidered small blue tablecloth with crochetede edge. Authentical Matyo embroidery (TABLE-MK-SMBLU-330)

$24.20 $26.90
Hand-embroidered small tablecloth, table runner with crochetede edge. Authentical Matyo (Hungarian) embroidery. White linen cloth base material. Patte..
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Hand-embroidered small tablecloth with crochetede edge. Authentical Hungarian, Matyo embroidery (TABLE-MK-SMTR-317)

Hand-embroidered small tablecloth with crochetede edge. Authentical Hungarian, Matyo embroidery (TABLE-MK-SMTR-317)

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Hand-embroidered small tablecloth with red, crochetede edge. Authentical Matyo (Hungarian) embroidery. White linen cloth base material.Lovely home dec..

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