The Matyos are a small ethnic group in north-eastern Hungary, living only in three settlement. The folk-costumes of Matyos are so famous in Hungary, and this is due to the fact that it is really elegant and emphasize the beauty of the body. Even int he 18th century the upper class liked to wear them and still it is one of the symbols of the nation, a real hungaricum. The women were wearing tight shirt with lifted shoulderd sleeves, ruffled waist. Their skirts were long and also ruffled. Their pinafore is also long which was fully decorated with embroidery. The headscarf was unique with pom-pom shaped ornaments which lifts the head straight.
I shot this picture on a real Matyo wedding in Szentistvan village.
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axiotea (21647) 2007-08-20 7:52
Interesting photo documentary with the bride wearing the traditional costume and headdress. Good DOF, exposure, colors and choice of vertical framing.
vinu (129) 2007-08-20 15:19
Lovely smiles and a good shot of the model.
Nice colours, and lights.
Well done, Janos.
worldcitizen (4858) 2007-08-20 16:24
I like traditional clothes, and the woman in your photo has both beautiful clothes, and a lovely face. I like this close-up portrait, allowing us to see many details of the costume. I especially like the head-piece.
MikiM (1924) 2007-08-22 2:20
Nagyon jó képet készítettél, éles, színhelyes, jó a kivágás és mélységélesség egyaránt. Jó megint szépet mutathatunk a világnak magunkról.
Jakab (3861) 2007-08-24 6:18
Nagyon helyes, lássa a világ, milyen szépek vannak felénk. Remek a szerkesztés, jól érvényesül az arc is, ruha is. (Esetleg a háttérben levő hölgy fordulhatott volna kicsit, de ne legyünk telhetetlenek, kiváló ez így is.) Gratulálok!
maloutim (8616) 2007-11-16 22:59
This is an absolutely beautiful picture. I love folk traditions AND weddings; so, I have added your photo to my group theme "Brides-Grooms-Mariés". I hope you don't mind.
As you say, the costume really enhances the beauty, and your shot is perfectly sharp and colouful! Well done!
- Copyright: Janos Koncz (konok) (2020)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Artwork
- Camera: CANON EOS 10 D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L USM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Brides, National costumes of the world., Brides- Grooms- Mariés, Traditional Clothing in Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-20 1:08