Gallery transforms Transylvanian folk scene

Romanians, Hungarians, Saxons, Roma and Russians have all historically lived in the area in central Romania known as Transylvania. Each group had its own distinct culture, but after years of living side-by-side these ‘families’ drew inspiration from one another.

Transylvanian folk art is therefore a rich and diverse tradition, though the resulting works from furniture to clothing are seldom seen on the British market. Modern Folk, a gallery in London’s Bermondsey, is on a mission to change that with its exhibition Transylvanian Families, which runs from September 13-30. Elegant wardrobe Traditional furniture, vintage clothes and modern fashions are available at the show. Among the pieces on offer are an elegant wardrobe painted with garlands of carnations and roses, a dresser embellished with ...