Workshops with Village Masters
September 15 - 29, 2006
Hungarian folk art is one of the richest in Europe. Though generations of scholars have tried to prove that the Hungarian language, traditions, and arts can be traced back to Central Asia, most Hungarian folk art is derived from European "high" culture, e.g. the Italian Renaissance. On this trip you'll see the highlights of traditional Hungarian crafts, visit public and private collections, have the chance to buy museum pieces, visit craft workshops and learn embroidery and beading from the village masters you will meet on this trip.
SMALL PRINT: The group size is limited to about eight to provide for small-group and individualized teaching. Tour members must bring their sewing kits. All workshop patterns, thread, and elements will be provided. Join us and take this extraordinary opportunity to collect museum-quality pieces.
AIR: See your travel agent.
There will be an English-speaking guide with the group at all times and transport will be provided by private bus. Accommodations will be in friendly, small hotels or home-stays with families. There will be three meals a day. Some of the meals will be prepared and served by excellent cooks in their homes—a unique opportunity to sample superb, authentic Hungarian cuisine. All admissions to museums, private collections, and sightseeing are included, as well as tips and taxes (except for gratuities for the guide and driver).
This trip is like a "dobos-torte" - seven - layer cake of delight!
Hope to hear from you soon.
Fr 15 Sept
16 & Su 17 Sept BUDAPEST
18 & Tu 19 Aug GYŐR
We 20 Sept BADACSONY
21, Fr 22, Sa 23 & Su 24 Sept SZEKSZÁRD
Sárköz ("The Marshlands"), a handful of small villages on hillocks, cut off from the rest of the country by frequent floods, has remained one of the few areas in Hungary where traditional way of village life has survived. We'll spend three days in this region, see small local museums and private collections, meet members of the local embroidery guild, and have embroidery and beading workshops (including the unique white on black style) with several village masters.
Mo 25, Tu 26, We 27 Sept KALOCSA
Th 28 Sept BUDAPEST
Fr 29 Sept
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My deposit of US$200 is due by June 15, 2006
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