The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, a public cultural institution that operates under the authority of the Cluj County Council, in collaboration with the Foundation of the Transylvanian Traditions House, invite you on Thursday, January 19th 2023, from 5:00 p.m., to the opening of the “Shades of Nature” exhibition, organized on the occasion of the Hungarian Culture Day 2023.
The “Shades of Nature” exhibition was initially carried out by the Hungarian “Iharos” Association in the spring of 2022, as part of the “Old and rare crafts” event series.
The exhibitors, wicker braider Ilona Kozama (folk artist) and weaver, tincture plant dyer Etelka Páll, have over twenty years of experience in the practiced crafts. The pieces made as a result of persistent and painstaking experiments bring into the spotlight the beauty and possibilities to use natural elements. The decoration of woven baskets is made by using wickers of various varieties and colors. In the case of woolen fabrics, we recognize the same natural shades, but in their case the colors are obtained by dying the wool with colors obtained from nature.
After the opening of the exhibition, those who want will be able to participate in a workshop that reminds us of the old time bees: Etelka Páll will share with those present the secret of wool spinning, using wool dyed with tincture plants.
The exhibition can be visited in the Cellarium Gallery of the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography until February 12, 2023, according to the institution’s exhibition schedule.