44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
Starting page: 28
The fur cloak – szűr – of the Bakony region – Part II. “There is no wind or snow storm in the Bakony that a shepherd’s fur cloak will not protect him from...” This writing gives us a good idea of all the things that this extraordinary piece of outer wear was good for, while also pointing out the differences between the ones worn by shepherds and those worn by swineherds. It includes a tale about a 19th century cannon ball found in a farmer’s field and a Jewish tavern keeper. By Eötvös Károly (1842–1916) – a Hungarian writer, lawyer, politician best known as the defense counsel in a notorious case related to anti-Semitism – from Bakonyi utazás. Vitus Aureus Veszprém, Hungary. 2008. pp 246–253.