Hövej Embroidery


What is Hövej Embroidery?

According to a Hungarian website, the Embroidery of Hövej became world-famous in 1962 at the Expo of Brussels.  It describes the embroidery as being “full of holes” and made on “flimsy material.”  The holes are then filled with different knitting patterns.  This embroidery is used to adorn blouses, aprons, handkerchiefs, tablecloths, bed-covers, and altar-cloths.

Where is Hövej?




Hövej is a small village in northwest Hungary, about 7km south of Kapuvar.



Links to additional information on Hövej Embroidery:

http://www.szigethyistvanne.hu/Products_en.html  (this is a great website with great photos!)

Pictures of Hövej Embroidery:

The following photos are pieces that my mother and I have collected over the past few years.




















Some additional pictures taken while visiting two women from Hövej who do this embroidery:









More pictures of the embroidery:







4 comments:

Gigi said...

what an interesting article Thank you so much for sharing all this information with us
Gigi in Belgium
www.gigirdesigns.canalblog.com

Zora said...

Well I was a bit surprised when I saw your interest in Höveji Csipke (I'm sure you know that csipke means lace, although it doesn't look like lacey at all :) but I'm so happy about that our small country's little village stays this close to you heart, it makes me very proud :) Thank you!
Hugs from Hungary, Zora

Haley's Comet said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful embroidery of Hovej, Cathy. Your photos, links, and narrative are helping to keep this exquisite tradition alive.

Helene

Haley's Comet said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful embroidery of Hovej, Cathy. Your photos, links, and narrative are helping to keep this exquisite tradition alive.

Helene