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Matyó szűr (a traditional garment) embroidery

The Matyó[1] are a subgroup of Hungarians. The Matyó people populate an ethnographic region in Northern Hungary, called "Matyó Land (Matyóföld)". Matyó Land consists of the town of Mezőkövesd and its vicinity. The Matyó have retained distinctive traditions, costumes and embroidery.


Traditionally, the Matyó and Palóc populations were considered to share common ancestors but recent researches question this shared origin.[2]


  1. ^ Zsolt Nagy, Great Expectations and Interwar Realities: Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy, 1918-1941, Central European University Press, 2017, p. 209, ISBN 9789633861943
  2. ^ Human Biology, Volume 68, Issues 1-3, Wayne State University Press, 1996, p. 353