"Weaving in ’Sarkoz’ is different than weaving in other parts of the country. Weaved fabrics in ’Sarkoz’ is higher standard and well distinguishable than others thanks to AA weaving art. The finest chintzes was made by flax in the old times and was called ’bujavaszon’ in Hungarian. There was an other type of chintzes, a gauzy loose fabric, called ’bibor’ in Hungarian, the raw material of ’tekerodzo’ which is a type of veil.  The old types of weaved fabrics in ‘Sarkoz’ had been simple materials, weaved mainly with red thread stripes. It wasn’t typically ‘Sarkoz’ type cause of stars-, birds-, and rose-motifs, -has seen at workbooks of weavers- it was typically ‘Sarkoz’ type cause of structured, plain red (or sometimes blue) thread stripes, with plain motifs, frittered and well-proportioned margins and mellowed interior. Motif letter ‘K’ and special motif called ‘csibeszemes’ in Hungarian was especially beloved..." has been written by Mr. Dr. Andrásfalvy Bertalan ethnographer.

 

Every type of ‘Sarkoz’ art of weaving had known and also had been cultivated at Bata, they made specialties, as ‘parittyafokoto’, ‘biborveg’, and they also made homespun. At the same time only Catholics of Bata did waxy egg painting and a special, seamed type of fancy work, mentioned as ‘pondokotes’. In old ethnic historian books this type of fancy work was mentioned as pinned lace or needled lace or seamed lace, but weavers also did linen shirts and bed sheets with motifs of ‘szalhuzas’ and ‘mesterke’. It is not enough only treasuring the colorful heritage, willing of our grandmothers, we also have to hand on the torch, as we say:  ‘we have to do for the continuous thread, without cut-off points’ which means, we always need women, all those who are able to transmit their knowledge, so we do serious heritage transmitting and train perpetuators since years in our house of popular customs and local traditions. In the first years we got working knowledge of ornamental arts by the collection of house of popular customs and local traditions. At the beginning we put to the touch beading, weaving, fancy work and egg painting at everybody’s leisure. The serious turning-point was the opening of our arts and crafts workshop. It gave us a fair show to practice more earnest art. The enquirers beside of fundamentals were able to learn more detailed cognitions of weaving art and locally the most typical, but very special type of linen embroidery, called as ‘pondokotest’ and ‘szalhuzasos, mesterkezett’ fancy work.

 

In nowadays you are able to learn crafts and arts exactly the same way as in days of old, long ago. Mrs. Jánosi Jánosné Bocz Erzsébet, who is very professional in weaving and beading, teaches the members of arts and crafts manual training with several decades of experience. Courses are held every week from September until April.

 

The members of our arts and crafts manual training could learn egg painting by the assistance of Mrs. Dr. Lehel Péterné, young master of folk art. Besides this enquirers could learn baking local nuptials milk-loaf, strudel, quiches, bread and cooking traditional dishes.

 

At the House of popular customs and local traditions we organize arts and crafts manual trainings for enquirers.

 

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