Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Transylvanian textiles

Before 1920 and the treat of Trianon the area of Romania known as Transylvania used to belong to Hungary. The tradition of Hungarian folk crafts and culture is still very much alive in parts of Transylvania. It is still possible to find women weavimg and embroidering textiles. Zsu zsu, having spent her life in a very traditional village has spent years dealing in antique textiles. Recently she has worked at trying to reproduce the textiles of the past, harnessing the skills of women weavers she has developed a range of typical Transylvanian textiles. Each is made of hand woven fabric and trimmed with hand made crochet.