44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Lacemaking Hungary's Queen Beatrix (the Italian wife of King Mátyás) is credited with introducing the art of lacemaking to Hungary some 400 years ago. Although it is well known that the most beautiful laces come from Belgium, Holland and parts of Germany, the laces of Selmecbánya and Körmöcbánya were mentioned as exceptional in the XVII century. Today Gervai Mária (folk artist) is one of the people still practicing this craft in Hungary.