Hungarian Dolls / Magyar Díszbaba
This exhibit featured many forms of Hungarian dolls. The collection showsed not only the old and the new, but also a variety of colorful costumes. There were over 120 dolls, dressed in Hungarian regional costumes. In most cases these dolls showcased Hungarian folk costumes and decorations in the form of fanciful needlework and embroidery. These dolls are a reflexion of a bygone era, that came alive in this exhibit!
August 5 through September 16, 2006
The dolls ranged in size from three inches to three feet. Visitors to the Museum could view the dolls at their leisure, and also could pick up a handout which identified the region from which each doll’s costume hailed, with a map of Hungary indicating each region..
THIS SPECIAL EXHIBITION ON “HUNGARIAN DOLLS” OPENED WITH A RECEPTION on SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 3:00 PM at the MUSEUM. It continued through Sept 16, 2006.
A Clevelandi Magyar Történelmi Társulat szeretettel meghívta Önt és kedves családját a most már múlt kiállításunkat megtekinteni, ahol bemutattuk MAGYAR DÍSZBABA gyűjteményünket.
Would you like more information on Dolls, and especially Hungarian Dolls? Check out these links below!
Hungarian Folk Dolls of Transylvania
Hungarian Folklore Dolls
Magyar folklore babák honlapja (magyarul)
Mezokövesd boy doll photo & description – scroll down to see
Boy doll fromHungary dated 1937, photo, scroll down to see
A history of the doll
United Federation of Doll Clubs
Local chapter (Indiana, Michigan & Ohio) United Federation of Doll Clubs
About doll collecting
National Costume dolls