Colloquially called hoeing kerchiefs (“kapás kendő” in Hungarian), these garments  got their name after the activity during which they were usually worn: gardening, and specifically hoeing. The majority of these headkerchiefs were manufactured between the 1950s and 1980s,  when women would wear these items daily. 

Their patterns were generally  small, floral or geometric. Manufacturers often based these motifs on older, usually wool items that were familiar to their customers from their childhood and youth. 

These ordinary, but very popular items  that went out of favour during and after the communist era in Hungary are given new lives in ZSIGMOND pieces with a contemporary twist. New motifs were screen printed onto the kerchiefs by hand in a workshop in Budapest based on designs created by Hungarian artist and tattooist Aron Dimen.