My purpose for this trip was to learn more about Hövej embroidery, but thanks to my friend Elisabeth, we did so much more! After visiting the museum in Csorna (see yesterday's post) we traveled to smaller village of Bogyozló where we met a man by the name of Jenö Pinter. He was a delightful man and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to meet him.
Mr. Pinter is also a Master of Folk Art - for wood carving. Like Mrs. Szigethy, he has dedicated his entire life to this art form. It is his passion. He has carved many beautiful wood pieces in his lifetime, including pieces of furniture like the ones below:
He also enjoys carving statues:
He even carved this monument which is standing in the center of the village:
While visiting him, we had a chance to go out back to his workshop and he demonstrated a little bit for me. he even let me try it a little bit!
Aside from the fact that he was a very friendly and gracious host and it was very interesting to see many of his wood carvings, why was it important for me to meet him? Mr. Pinter made most of the furniture pieces in Mrs. Szigethy's exhibit. Would you like to take a second look?
Such talent! What an unexpected surprise to be able to meet with another of Hungary's masters!