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May 28, 2019

New exhibition explores cultural heritage of the Kárpátalja region

The exhibit at the House of Hungarians chronicles the evolution of the rich cultural life of the Kárpátalja, the piece of land spanning across the Hungarian-Ukrainian border.

A new exhibition exploring the cultural heritage of the Kárpátalja region opened on Friday at the House of Hungarians in Budapest.

With religion, heritage, education and traditions at the focal point, the exhibit chronicles the evolution of the rich cultural life of the Kárpátalja, the piece of land spanning across the Hungarian-Ukrainian border.

The show features photographs by János Perl alongside masterfully-crafted, handmade pots and pans, eloquent pieces of ceramics made by Endre Hidi, textiles from Bereg, Easter eggs dyed with wax from Salánk, and an ever-popular alcoholic speciality, a batch of homemade pálinka.

“I hope that the inhabitants of the region will soon be able to enjoy an even more peaceful, harmonious and safe lifestyle due to stronger cooperation between the local, Kárpátalja-based and Ukrainian authorities. Our countrymen deserve the best,” stated curator Péter Szilágyi.

Photo credit: magyarnemzet.hu