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Hungarians Used to Hide Palinka in Prayer Books?

Hungarians Used to Hide Palinka in Prayer Books?

If, for example, it is on a plan how they should hide palinka, Hungarians are very resourceful, reports.

There is a portable, lead-glazed pottery in the shape of a bottle, called butella, butélia or butykos. Humorous potters made butellas even in the shape of prayer books! The larger pieces got handles like flasks, making it possible to put it on the strap.

The heyday of butella- making dates back to the second half ot the 19th century and it was popular especially in the Great Hungarian Plain. Butellas were made individually, usually with something written on it, on the back of the pottery you can often see witty lines. Now you can check several quite astounding pieces.

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