Tokay Hungarian Restaurant Matchbook Magnet (MM128)

Tokaj is actually a region in Hungary.  The HUGE favorite dish of that nation is goulash, which comes from their word “Gulyas” meaning herdsmen, the ones who actually invented the dish using a kettle over an open fire.  I’ve not been to Hungary, but we often saw shepherds preparing meals on mountaintops in Morocco whilst we were hiking there and the food smelled delicious.  Kind of a very sweet bit about Hungarians is that they’re notably musical, exceptionally gifted in that department.  Studies have been done to prove this!   This couple is likely doing the Csardas, which involves loads of boot stamping on the part of the gentleman and lots of twirling for the lady.  Magnificent.

My goodness I redrew every single line in her dress by hand. My mother loved to dance though she was very bad at it. I don’t know my left from my right, literally, so I’m actually unable to dance at all. My husband is an AMAZING dancer. I love the swirl of this woman’s skirts and the glorious man in his handsome, densely decorated sleeves on this cover. Her boots totally rock, too.

The image you see is exactly what we used to produce the magnet. (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding. The surface is textured, so it does not scratch. We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China. It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product. Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.

Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE: This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)

PACKAGING: This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.

It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.

*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days.

We do not expedite shipping.

Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.









1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in


500 in stock