Interview with embroiderer Margaret Horvath

Date: August 19, 1991

Source: S1640 , Container 22 , Tape 18

Type: Sound

Download: MP3

Download: MP3

Description

  • One audio cassette. Originally from Budapest, Hungary, Horvath discusses traditional Hungarian embroidery, and how she learned the skill. For more information on Horvath, see S 1644, box 8, folder 6. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2004.

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