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Ágnes Kovácsné Pócza

Ágnes Kovácsné Pócza Lacemaker
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Hungarian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+36 304118055
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The lacemaker of the village

  • • Ágnes' lace work features in the Höveji Lace Museum
  • • Her work captures Hungarian regional folk culture
  • • She makes custom made pieces for special occassions

Learning the art of lacemaking from her mother, Ágnes Kovácsné Pócza continues the local Höveji tradition which is unique to the region. Sewing everything by hand from table decorations to items of clothing for special occasions such as christenings and weddings, each single piece of work can take months to create. Made to order, customers can choose from multiple motif designs. Today, thankfully the craft is experiencing a resurgence. Local communities of women are finding new ways to create meaningful employment opportunities by practising and marketing their handicraft. Younger generations are increasingly taking up the art thanks to the efforts of the local Höveji Lace Association.

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Works

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Bag

This clutch bag is adorned with intricate white embroidered patterns. Ágnes Kovácsné perpetuates a unique embroidery technique passed down in her village over generations. The embroidery work is made from white thread, building an extraordinary variety of “spider web” forms.

Height 19.5 cm
Width 12.5 cm

Ágnes Kovácsné Pócza Lacemaker
Photo: Gabor Kiss©Michelangelo Foundation
Tablecloths

This series of tablecloths, perfect for both casual or formal dining occasions, are adorned with intricate white embroidered patterns. The embroidery work is made from white thread, building an extraordinary variety of “spider web” forms. No two pieces of embroidery are the same, each unique by their patterns and the surface worked on.

Diameter 20 cm

Ágnes Kovácsné Pócza Lacemaker
Photo: Gabor Kiss©Michelangelo Foundation
Shirt

These white poplin tops, intended for a new-born child’s baptism, are decorated with intricate white embroidered patterns. Ágnes Kovácsné perpetuates a unique embroidery technique passed down in her village over generations.

Ágnes Kovácsné Pócza Lacemaker

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