Monday, July 26, 2010

Hand embroidered sheepskin waistcoat

I have seen a lot of these embroidered sheepskins recently. Some as long coats , some as jackets I think they are typical of the Paloc area in North Eastern Hungary. This one was on display at Skanzen.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


In the Pillis hills about 30 minutes drive from Budapest, Skanzen is a massive open air museum where traditional Hungarian villages have been re-located and re-created with enormous care and attention to detail, preserving the folk architecture, interior decoration and way of life from the mid 18th century to the mid 20th century. This is one of my favourite museums, walking from house to house and "village" to "village along grassy paths and open meadows one gets a sense of Hungarian peasant living in the mid 18th to 20 th century.

More photos on the parna facebook page here

Saturday, July 3, 2010

New website!

Its been a long time coming but the new parna website is now up and running. Still a few tweaks needed but I hope it clearer and easier to use...