s a f r a n y - layering pendant
Handmade from start to finish this pendant is hand fabricated from 100% sterling silver. Already made (ships immediately) and there is only 1 available (first come first serve) one of a kind! This pendant can be worn as both a layering necklace or on it’s own. Great for everyday wear, good weight and size. Price is for pendant and 16” chain. Golden hour s a f r a n y - crocus - pendant This collection is based around the Matyó and Kalocsa styles of embroidery from Hungary. Women (traditionally) only did the art work, and unlike other embroidery, Hungarian art work is encouraged to be asymmetrical (not the same on both sides). It is bad luck to have a side of an embroidery mimic the other side. Based on a legend, the “matyó” embroidery style was born when a boy was taken by the devil. His lover wanted to get him back, but the devil asked them to bring all the summer flowers in their apron. As it was winter, the lover decided to embroider the flowers on their apron. Since then the matyó people have worn colourful dresses for protection. The figures used are mainly birds, peony (“matyó” rose), gem, shoes, circle, spiral (cat’s tail)other flowers and rose. The colours of the yarns were very varied and rich: red, green, yellow, light blue, black, and violet in different shades, but the most important colour is the red. At the beginning, however, only red and blue were used (because of availability). The colours also had various meanings, the black symbolizes soil, red joy and importantly; yellow symbolizes Sun. Kalocsa embroidery has a history of around 150 years. The first embroideries were completely white because the embroidery was used mainly on sheets and tablecloths. Nowadays, Kalocsa embroideries are very colourful because at the beginning of the 20th century the durable colour threads appeared. The colours embroidered on the dress can tell the age of the person. The young people wore the very decorated dresses embroidered with light colours, while the elders wore the darker colours. The colours like purple, dark blue, and dark green also mean mourning. The figures are mainly flowers (for example violet, lily, rose, tulip, lily of the valley etc.), paprika and (Kalocsa is a very famous city for its red paprika), grapes and tendrils.