In an effort to modernize Hungary’s textile industry and alleviate rural poverty, the Ministry of Culture established a national weaving school in Gödöllő, where a colony of artists and craftspeople had recently been established. The school’s training program was both practical and stimulating to individual artistic expression, equipping students with the means to shape their everyday surroundings as well as find employment. This interior scheme is typical of the colony’s products in its references to preindustrial folk textiles and the idea of a total work of art. It was one of many pattern sheets distributed to schools, factories, and arts and crafts workshops throughout Hungary.
Gallery label from October 21, 2019–Spring 2020