Saturday, November 02, 2013

Traditional Hungarian outfits

These outfits looked so colourful I had to restrain self from buying a set for the niece. If you look closer there is ornate detailing and the quite a bit of colours which make the outfit look simply gorgeous. The cloth as thick and looked a bit too warm for Malaysian weather. That and the possibility the niece would refuse to wear it....made me err on the side of caution and leave it well be.

Hungarian embroidery dates back to the 18th century. There isn't a single name for the traditional costume.I googled to try and find one.  The colours and embroidery vary. There is a lot of richelieu and broderie anglaise. Richelieu embroidery appeared first in the Renaissance in Italy. The word comes from the name of Cardinal Richelieu who apparently liked this a lot. Broderie Anglaise is french for English embroidery. And it is a different form of embroidery.

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