Embroideries of Rétköz

The exhibition shows a rich collection of the folk weaves and embroideries of Rétköz and the items for producing thread and canvas from flax.  The division of labour has been evolved over the centuries, and women were responsible for the clothing of the family and for the canvas used in the household. Before marriage, maidens…

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Blacksmith Shop

One of the most essential craftsmen of peasant communities was the blacksmith. He produced and repaired tools for farming, made the fittings for wagons, sharpened ploughs, scythes or sickles and shod horses, but he was also adept in curing animals. In 1967, the director of the Museum, László Makay bought the equipment and tool-kit (altogether…

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Dolls in Traditional Costumes

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House and Decorated Kitchen from Ajak

About Ajak   The village of Ajak lies on the Northern part of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County, Southeast from Kisvárda, on the border of the ethnographic regions Nyírség and Rétköz. Ethnographically Ajak is particularly interesting. It is remarkable for its ornately decorated kitchens, traditional costumes and rich folklore. Ajak’s folk culture has developed among typical peasant forms….

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