Hungarian Heritage

Blue-dyeing is the art of pressing designs that resist color onto white cotton using printing blocks and immersing the fabric in an indigo bath until the cloth attains the desired shade of blue. The most common products of blue-dyeing are household textiles, aprons, and quilts. Today, fewer than ten families in Hungary still practice blue-dyeing, but their work reflects variations in colors and patterns based on geographic region and family tradition.

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