Doll Exhibition in Őrség (Ivánc, Őrség National Park, Hungary)

Updated: Apr 30, 2019

A folk female artist Rózsa Guba organizes a doll exhibition in Ivánc located in the "gate" of the Őrség National Park which consists of approximately 100 items of miniature models of of handiwork dolls. Using the exhibited works the historical figures, maybe less known folk clothes and folk costumes of several European countries as well as many moments and scenes, which are mostly forgotten today, from the Hungarian folk customs are brought back to life.

The exhibition is open to public, the interested visitors can see it on every weekend in June 2019, on Friday from 2 p.p. to 6 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We encourage the visitor coming from greater distance and those who like greater "excitement" to come on the last weekend in June, i. e. June 28th, 29th and 30th, because of the internationally known Őrség fairtaking place at this time in the nearby municipality located only 14 km from the doll exhibition.

Near the municipality of Ivánc in the direction to Felsőmarác you can find not so touristy and thanks to that even more beautiful Himfai Park Forest which is recommended for the morning relax. In Ivánc the Catholic Church of St. Nicolas which was built in a so-called "American architectonic style" that is rather rare in Europe as well as the Sigray Commemorative Park with a 200-years old statute of the martyr of John of Nepomuk are worth seeing. We encourage the lovers of good spirits to visit the Őrvidéki Distillery located in Ivánc as well.


Rózsa Marozsyné Guba – was born in 1951 in the Hungarian lowland of Alföld. In 1985 she was conferred a degree of Folk Artist of Folk Costume Dolls. She adapted and at the same time assessed the most famous folk costumes from the individual regions of Hungary. For example, the folk costumes from regions of Sárköz and Kalocsa from the beginning of the 19th century and many folk costumes from the regions of Baranya, Dunántúl (Transdanubia), Alföld, and Palócföld. She created the most of her works for Japanese market but they can be found practically everywhere around the globe. Her works represented a part of many "international" presents in the 1980's, for example, they are included in the collections of the Chancellor Helmut Kohl or Fidel Castro.

Currently, she is preparing an exhibition of models which not only represent folk costumes of the given region and given period but they also emphasize and bring the crucial folk traditions, historical figures and religion moments of Europe back to visitors.

Address: Hungary, 9931 Ivánc, Kossuth L. u. 67th

Open June 2019: Friday from 14:00 to 18:00 Saturday-Sunday 11.00 - 18.00

Info: +36 70 2764600

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