I owe the information on this website to a multitude of sources. Listed here are a few of them.

The Ancient Hungarians


A Magyar Turáni Ornamentika Törtenete


Between East and West


The Magyars - Their Life and Civilisation


Pechenegs, Cumans, Iasians


Nomads of Eurasia


Kazak Folk Art Designs


Kazakhskoe narodnoe prikladnoe iskusstvo


Tradition Textiles of Central Asia


Beyond the Silk Road


Clothing from the hands that weave




Art of the Felt Maker


Book cover: Wild Color


The Rennaissance Tailor
This site has been a major source of inspiration not only for it’s content, which is excellent, but for it’s design style as well.Medieval Pavilion Resources
An comprehensive source of information on yurts, the traditional nomadic home.Kassai – Horseback Archery
This is just so cool. An enormous source of inspiration to get off my duff and stop being a nomad who doesn’t ride or shoot.Tarsolybearers Homepage
A tarsoly (pronounced TAR-shoy) is a belt pouch characteristic of Hungarian culture. This website is the most comprehensive one available on the subject. It is very well done.

Magyar, Hungary

Dienes, István The Hungarians Cross the CarpathiansBudapest: Corvina Press, 1972

Engel, Pál The Realm of St. Stephen New York: I.B. Tauris 2001

Fallon, Steve Hungary. A Travel Survival Kit Lonely Planet Publications, 1994

Fodor, István Ed. The Ancient Hungarians Budapest: Hungarian National Museum, 1996

Fodor, István Ed. In Search of a New Homeland: The Prehistory of the Hungarian People and the Conquest Hungary: Kner Printing House, 1975

Gyula Lásló The Art of the Migration Period Coral Gables, Florida: University of Miami Press, 1974

Gyula Lásló The Magyars: Their Life and Civilization Budapest: Corvina Books, Ltd., 1999

Horváth, András Pálóczi Pechenegs, Cumans, Iasians. Steppe Peoples in Medieval Hungary Budapest: Corvina, 1989

Huszka József A Magyar Turáni Ornamentika TörteneteBudapest: Megjelenik Nyers Csaba magánkiadásában, 1996

Kosztolnyik, Z. J. Hungary under the Early Arpads. 890s to 1063New York: Columbia

Laszlovszky, József Tender Meat Under the Satddle: Customs of Eating, Drinking and Hospitality among Conquering Hugnarians and Nomadic Peoples Krems 1998

Macartney, C. A. Hungary. A Short History Edinburgh University Press, 1962

Macartney, C. A. Magyars of the Ninth Century London: Cambridge University Press, 1930

Róna-Tas, András Hungarians and Europe in the Early Middle Ages Budapest:Central European University Press, 1999

Siklódi, Csilla Ed. Between East and West: Everyday Life in the Hungarian Conquest Period Budapest: Promptus, 1996

Eurasian Nomads

Basilov. Vladimir Ed. Nomads of Eurasia University of Washington Press, 1989

Cernenko, E. V. The Scythians 700-300bc London: Reed Consumer Books Ltd., 1983

Cribb, Roger Nomads in Archaeology Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press

Fairservis, Jr. Costumes of the East Riverside, Connecticut: The Chatham Press, Inc., 1971

Kalter, Johannes The Arts and Crafts of Turkestan London: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 1984

Kalter, Johannes and Pavaloi, Margareta Ed. Uzbekistan. Heirs to the Silk Road London: Thames and Hudson, 1997

Kazak Folk Art Designs Editorial Board Ed. A Collection of the Kazak Folk Art Designs Xinjiang People’s Publishing House, 1979

Khazanov, Anatoly M. and Wink, André Nomads in the Sendentary World Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press, 2001

Kovács, Tibor The Gold of the Avars. The Nagyszentmiklos Treasure Budapest: Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum

Maksimov, V. & Sorokin, E., ed. The Kirghiz Pattern. 1986

Margulan, A. Kazakhskoe narodnoe prikladnoe iskusstvo. Alma-Ata, 1987.

Nicolle, David Attila and the Nomad Hordes Botley, Oxford: Osprey Publishing Limited, 1990

Reeder, Ellen D. Ed. Scythian Gold New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1999

Rice, Tamara Ancient Arts of Central Asia New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 1965

Rorex, Robert A. and Fong Wen Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute: The Story of the Lady Wen-Chi New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974

Sommer, John L. The Kyrgyz and Their Reed Screens 1996

Sumner, Christina Beyond the Silk Road. Arts of Central AsiaSydney: Powerhouse Publishing, 1999


Broudy, Eric The Book of Looms. A history of the handloom from ancient times to the present Hanover, NH: Brown University Press, 1979

Burkett, M. E. The Art of the Felt Maker Exhibition Catalog, 1979

Burnham, Dorothy K. Cut My Cote Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1973

Collingwood, Peter The Maker’s Hand. A close look at textile structures London: Bellew Publishing, 1998

Evers, Inge Felt-Making Techniques and Projects Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 1987

Gillow, John and Sentance, Bryan World Textiles. A visual guide to traditional techniques London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.

Gordon, Beverly Feltmaking. Tradition Techniques, and Contemporary Explorations New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1980

Harris, Jennifer Ed. 5000 Years of Textiles London: British Mueseum Press, 1995

Harvey, Janet Traditional Textiles of Central Asia London: Thames and Hudson, 1996

Hecht, Ann The Art of the Loom. Weaving, Spinnin & Dyeing across the World London: British Mueseum Press, 1989

Mallet, Marla Woven Structures. A guide to Oriental rug and Textile Analysis Atlanta: Christopher Publications, 1998

Mayer, Anita L. Handwoven Clothing. Felted to Wear Coupeville, Washington: Shuttle Craft Books, 1988

Mayer, Anita L. Clothing from the Hands that Weave Loveland, Colorado: Interweave Press, Inc., 1984

Roth, H. Ling Studies in Primitive Looms Carlton, Bedford: Ruth Bean, 1977

Sjöberg, Gunilla Paetau New Directions for Felt. An Ancient Craft Loveland, Colorado: Interweave Press, Inc., 1996

Spark, Patricia Fundamentals of Feltmaking Coupeville, Washington: Shuttle Craft Books, 1989

Spark, Patricia Scandinavian-Style Feltmaking. A Three-Dimensional Approach to Hats, Boots, Mittens and Other Useful Objects Coupeville, Washington: Shuttle Craft Books, 1992

 Natural Dyeing

Adrosko, Rita J. Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing New York: Dover Publications, Inc. 1971

Buchanan, Rita A Weaver’s Garden – Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers New York, Dover Publications, Inc. 1999

Dean, Jenny Wild Color. The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1999

nha-Jandria, Gwennis Complete Anachronist #41: DyestuffsMilpitas, CA: The Society for Creative Anachronism, 1989


Daniëls, Ger Folk Jewelry of the World New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. 1989

Dekan, Ján Moravia Magna. The Great Moravian Empire. It’s Art and Times Minneapolis: Control Data Arts, 1981

Dixon, Phillip Barbarian Europe New York: Phaidon Press Ltd., 1976

Franklin, Simon and Shepard, Jonathan The Emergence of Rus 750-1200 New York, Longman Group Limited, 1996

Nicolle, David Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250 Botley, Oxford: Osprey Publishing Limited, 1999

Wallace-Hadrill, J. M. The Barbarian West. The early middle ages A.D. 400-1000 New York: Harper Torch Books, 1962


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