Hired a car and hit the countryside with fellow AQB art resident, photographer Pamela Calore. We drove to a working indigo dye studio belonging to the family of János Skorutyák in Bácsalmás, down south quite close to the Serbian border. It is currently run by Zoltán Bakos who kindly took time to show us through all the processes, the studio and museum artefacts. The whole experience was wonderful but the most intriguing element, one that will require more research was discovering potential links with my own family name as indigo dyers!
Stayed overnight in ‘Szlavi Apartman’ in Baja (booked through Booking.com), and would definitely recommend as it was clean, spacious and conveniently located, all for less than AUD$50 per night. In the morning, I had a wonderful breakfast with some delightful friendly service at a little café called ‘PressO-Coffe and more’. Go there and say hi!