Kōrero: Crafts and applied arts

Istvan Nagy with spinning wheel, 1975 (3 o 2)

Istvan Nagy with spinning wheel, 1975

Growing interest in weaving after the Second World War led to a revival of craft spinning. Hungarian immigrant Istvan Nagy began making spinning wheels in Wellington in the late 1960s. He made two styles of kauri spinning wheel: saxony and upright (pictured). Nagy sold his wheels locally and also exported to the United States.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/2758/26-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Craft in the 1950s and 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/45308/istvan-nagy-with-spinning-wheel-1975 (accessed 28 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014