Saturday, May 9, 2009

Decorated brandy bottles

These colourful bottles ares home decorated brandy bottles. Most decorated with discarded electrical wire casing. They are not particulalry old, but I think they are an interesting example of folk craft/art -which traditionally uses available ( cheap or free) materials for the decoration of everyday objects to enhance the look of the home or surroundings .

Brandy is commonly home brewed in Hungary, usually from plums. In the village I stay in in Transylvania there is a village distillery, in the middle of a field on the outskirts of the village. The villagers bring prepared fruit harvested from their gardens and it is distilled into a powerful 52% alcohol brandy.