Hungary, Zsuzsa Zsigmond, Weaving
Zsuzsa Zsigmond weaves linen and fine textiles, principally, to make traditional and rethought, modern tablecloths, scarves, napkins, bags and curtains.
When Zsuzsa started weaving after graduating university, she made cotton tablecloths for family members using original folk patterns from Hungary and Transylvania. After proving to be very popular amongst friends and family, Zsuzsa further developed her work, and began to widen the type of materials she used and items she made.
Zsuzsa's folk art is rooted in the traditional and rich Hungarian folk art heritage which is native to all over the Carpathian Basin. Until World War I, the Hungarian Kingdom covered three times bigger area across central Europe than it currently does. About quarter of Hungarians live over the current border up to now and intend to save their own identity by saving their language, traditions and culture. Additionally, Hungary has a stormy history over more than thousand years in the Carpathian Basin, and because of this, Zsuzsa's influences are enriched by other nations.
All of Zsuzsa's textiles are made by traditional loom-weaving methods and made of natural materials. She transforms and modifies several traditional Hungarian motifs for a contemporary market.