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Folkology's mission is to share the organic folk art heritage of Hungary with the world. This blog is a companion to the shop and its goodies, an online diary that highlights the latest news from around the house of Folkology.

Last two decks of Ludvig tarot in stock!

The beautiful Ludvig tarot deck by Zsuzsa Ludvig has been a favorite since Folkology opened its doors 15 years ago. Unfortunately a few years ago the manufacturer of this great deck went out of business and therefore I am no longer able to source these decks. We are now down to the last two decks in stock, when these are gone, we will have to remove this product from our store. So grab them while they are available!

Folkology Cross Stitch patterns are now available as downloads

It has been a long time plan and now it is finally online: Folkology Cross Stitch patterns in downloadable PDF format. No more waiting weeks for delivery via international mail, no more shipping costs, the same great patterns you have been enjoying from Folkology are now available with instant delivery.

Check out our current selection of PDF patterns here!

Summer sale starts today!

Summer savings on our great hungarian playing cards:

Ludvig Tarot $15.00 (was: $18.00)

Magyar Kartya $6.50 for 1 deck, $12.00 for 2 decks, $38 for 6 decks (was: $8.00 each)

Hungarian Kings playing cards $11.00 (was: $13.50)

PLUS! Save an additional 10% on already low prices when your cart total (before shipping) reaches $50. Enter discount code SUMMER11 during checkout. Coupon code valid until August 15th 2011.

New 2011 calendars are in stock, new folk costumes calendar

Our lovely Hungarian wall calendars are in stock again, in a crisp new 2011 edition. And the new collection offers some real treats for lovers of Hungarian culture, check out these new calendars in addition to our classics. Save 15% when buying 3 calendars of the same design – perfect gift for Hungarian friends and relatives or fans of the country and its culture.

Hungarian Folk Costumes as worn by charming folk art dolls

Illusion Tulle High Neck with Pearls Short Sheath Wedding Dress

This beautiful 12-month calendar showcases Hungary’s colorful folkwear as worn by dolls from the collection of the doll museum in Abádszalók. The folk costumes of Hungary’s many regions with their distinct style are represented in this calendar. The costumes were handmade by the founder of the museum, Józsefné Steigauf. Buy this calendar now!

Synagogue of Budapest – Architecture Wall Calendar

Two Tone Strapless Sweetheart Beaded Pink Skirt Ball Gown Prom Dress

Enjoy stunning photographs of the Dohány street Synagogue in Budapest every month. Both the inside and outside architecture and ornamental details are captured on the photos. Buy this calendar now!

Székelyföld / Terra Siculorum Anno – on vintage postcards

Lovely vintage postcards of Székelyföld / Terra Siculorum from the turn of the 19th/20th century. The towns shown in the pictures are: Gyergyószentmiklós, Szováta, Bereck, Tusnádfürdő, Kézdivásárhely, Csíksomlyó, Székelyudvarhely, Homoródfürdő, Kommandó, Kovászna, Csíkszereda, Gyimes, Marosvásárhely, Karakó – Völgyhíd. Buy this calendar now!

See the rest of our calendars, including the ever popular Budapest 2011, Erdély / Transsylvania Anno 2011 and the Hungarian Parliament 2011 Architectural calendar here: Calendars at the Folkology Shop.

Holiday coupons from Folkology

Happy holidays from Folkology! Use one of these coupons to save on your Folkology purchases between today and Christmas. Coupons expire december 25th, 2009!

Late summer savings at Folkology begin today: we have two new coupons valid until August 31st. Choose your discount:

  • $5 off any order of $25 or more – use coupon code HOLIDAY5 at checkout
  • $10 off any order of $50 or more – use coupon code HOLIDAY10 at checkout

(The fine print: coupons are valid on orders totaling $25 or $50 before shipping costs, and offer ends December 25th, 2009. Coupons cannot be combined, however they are valid on discounted products.)

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