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GYRFFY, ISTVN [HUNGARIAN FOLKLORE]: - Magyar npi hmzsek (Hungarian Folk Embroideries). I: A Cifraszr (The Ornamental Shepherd's Cloak) (all publ.). Budapest, Jszsef Kertsz, 1930.

. Pp. 223. With 168 plates, of which 80 are b/w and 88 coloured plates pasted in, and two hundred illustrations in the text. The coloured plates have printed captions in Hungarian and German. Some browning to the paper. Some coloured plates (nos 29-36) are bound upside down. Half cloth on marbled paper boards which seems to be contemporary. Original printed front wrapper with pasted vignette bound in. First edition of this comprehensive monograph of the Hungarian szr, the traditional shepherd's mantle, decorated with the typical stylised floral ornamentation. Gyrffy worked for two decades on this work and collected more than one hundred coats during his travels. Now housed at the National Museum in Budapest. He studied extensively the historical material of the felt mantles, the technical tricks of the craft, and the method of sewing and ornamentation. Gyrrffy describes the different coat styles and types of flower decoration depending on the area, including Bihar county, Transylvania, the "Kunsg", the "Hajdsg", Debrecen, Upper Hungary and Transdanubia. Rare and interesting work of traditional Hungarian folk embroidery with strikingly colourful illustrations.
EUR 850.00 [Appr.: US$ 927.68 | £UK 748.75 | JP 120131] Book number 121134

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