Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Profile of a master crafts woman

Eniko lives in Budapest, Hungary and  has been hand making braids and trimmings for many years. Traditionallly used on aristocratic and national Hungarian dress these braids are hand crocheted traditionally in gold or silver threads. Eniko also makes matching buttons. She is one of the few craftspeople skilled in these techniques. You can see more about her braids and buttons here

 As well as braids Eniko also embroiders crests and emblems

Eniko has a wealth of knowledge about the textile traditons of Hungary and Transylvania. She is an expert embroiderer and restorer. Here is some of  her work