2010. augusztus 23., hétfő
hímzés szerelem...embroidery love
every year the Festival of Folk Arts is organized around 20 August, which is one of the key Hungarian national holidays. At this folk craft fair hundreds of artists showcase their items in various crafts from lace making to pottery, woodcarving and metal smiths, it's a colourful market along the winding cobbled streets of the Buda Castle. Although my design aesthetic is quite different, I go up every year and always find somethig interesting. This yar's star for me was a guy selling the traditional hand embroideries of his mother and grandmother. I found the traditional patterns on the black background in these unusual colours utterly striking, and the handiwork itself was so meticulous...wow! How was your weekend?