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Mezőkövesd, the Heart of Hungary's Matyó Country

Mezőkövesd is a small town that is pretty nondescript but is the home of the Matyó, a Hungarian people famous for their embroidery, wood painting and folk dress http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/133615167. We went there looking for embroidery but instead found a quaint neighborhood where there will be a folk festival next weekend (so hope to go back). Note: We did return and found fabulous embroidered pieces at an artist's workshop and in the Matyó Museum. Also, a nice church.

For a short performance of the group pictured at the end of this gallery, go to http://vimeo.com/28898597 and http://vimeo.com/28899769 and http://vimeo.com/28904908 taken at the Budapest Wine Festival in September 2011.

This http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHxWeIrFtDI was not filmed by me but is from the festival that was going on during one of our visits (Matyóföldi Folklórfesztivál. Mezőkövesd. 2011)
Hadas district
Hadas district
Hadas district
Hadas district
Unique chimney
Unique chimney
Striking steeple, Szent László Church
Striking steeple, Szent László Church
Golden high school
Golden high school
Lunch at the festival
Lunch at the festival
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum, family portrait
Matyó Museum, family portrait
Matyó Museum, wedding pictures
Matyó Museum, wedding pictures
Matyó Museum, from a 1920s photo
Matyó Museum, from a 1920s photo
Matyó Museum, Kis Jankó Bori designs
Matyó Museum, Kis Jankó Bori designs
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Matyó Museum
Szent László Church
Szent László Church
Matyó altar, ready for a wedding
Matyó altar, ready for a wedding
Matyó display in church
Matyó display in church
Spectacular organ
Spectacular organ
Contemporary Matyó, from my collection
Contemporary Matyó, from my collection
Contemporary Matyó, from my collection
Contemporary Matyó, from my collection
Contemporary Matyó, from my collection
Contemporary Matyó, from my collection
Contemporary Matyó, from my collection
Contemporary Matyó, from my collection
Contemporary Matyó, from my collection
Contemporary Matyó, from my collection
Matyó in action
Matyó in action
Matyó in action
Matyó in action
Matyó in action
Matyó in action