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Living Hungarian Folk Art exhibition gets underway

07
Mar '07
NEW DELHI:

The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre is hosting a unique exhibition titled "Living Hungarian Folk Art" at its Janpath premises here and will be on view up to March 30.

The exhibition would be showcasing exclusive Hungarian artefacts like embroideries, handlooms, potteries, carvings, ceramics and folk costumes.

Master craftsmen and women will present their creations ranging from saddling and wood carving to basket making and egg painting.

The folk art of Hungary is passed on faithfully from one generation to another in music, dance, crafts and costume.

Hungarian folk art is revered worldwide. Halas lace from Southern Great Plain is unique in its intricate technique while Kalocsa embroidered folk costumes have an ancient motif that shows up in pottery and wall painting.

Majority of the Hungarian folk embroidery is done on linen. Another widespread folk-craft is pottery. Weddings were the most important occasions when people bought these attractive, decorated pottery dishes, especially as wedding gifts with couple's name painted on them quite often.


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