Vajda Ildiko

Wall carpet
© ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu
Material / Technique: industrial type of cloth, red dyed cotton thread, embroidered, applied tassels, hemmed; wood, carved
Size: 85 x 42, 4 cm

Ethnical group: Hungarian
Region: Odorheiul Secuiesc, Harghita county, Transylvania
Period of time: The last quarter of the 20th century; dated: 1998
Utility: Traditional carpet used to decorate the wall in the Hungarian houses from Romania

Description: Rectangular shape, floral decoration: tulip, sunflower, stylized stems in shape of heart, knitted and twisted tassels

Economic sector: Worked during the national contest for children “Traditional Crafts”; Awarded with the 1st prize in the embroidery section. On the nowadays market this type of object is still manufactured following old Hungarian patterns; the price can vary between 100-150 lei.

Source: Textile Collection (Inventory No. 10529 T), Emil Sigerus Saxon Ethnography Museum. ASTRA National Museum Complex