Category: Folklore Products

Leonetta Folklor and Gabor Handicraft shops are located in the Central Markethall of Budapest (Hungary) on the Pest side at the Liberty bridge. These shops sell Hungarian hand made table clothes, blouses, dolls and other kind of souvenirs from Kalocsa. You can custom make your tablecloth after the size of the table in this shop.

The Hungarian embroidery crafts (clothing, doilies, runners, tablecloths, pillowcases, laces and many more) have their old traditions and continue to develop in the present days. FolkArtHungary’s store offers you a wide variety of these folk handicrafts. All products of are hand-made, and they were made by Hungarian craftsmen, in Mezökövesd and Kalocsa.

The bluedyeing, the row of it, and the technology came from India. In the XVIIIth century in Europe, more and more manufactories were established. In the XIXth the blue dyeing went into a decline during the industrial development. The village-life underwent radical changes, the factory works changed their dressses, and these cases changed the traditions, the claim to the traditional habits in Hungary. Traditional blue dyeing products have been made continuously in the workshop in Szombathely – that can be found from the Austrian border only 10 km far – since 1950. The workshop’s furniture, the used equipments, patterns – origin from the 1900s -, can be used today as wel. The perrotin printingmachine was made in Berlin in 1880, and about 400 pieces of printing blocks belong to it. The owner welcomes guests in his workshop, and after making a previous appointment he can receive bigger groups, to those he performs the workshop, and the process of the manufacture.

Woven home textiles: Natural fibres (cotton, flax and hemp) are used for making picked-yarned and striped tableclothes, table sets, table decorations, curtains and pillows. Hand-embroidered products: various special embroidery techniques (thread counting techniques, drawn work, Hungarian point, stem stich) and the hand-knitting and hand-crocheting are made by women from Recsk, Bodony, Tarnaméra and Heves. Felt gift products: traditional felt vests and jackets, coloured Hungarian gifts, felt figures and articles for personal use. Sewn products: hand-decorated folk art and children’s blouses, clothes, coats and jackets characterizes the work in the sewn section with almost 100 workers.