1988, Berettyóújfalu, whip maker
Whip making was passed down from father to son in his family, who would carry on the traditions of shepherds’ art. Péter Szőke, an applied folk artist, was his master from 2019 and he taught Irimiás the technique of whip handle decoration. More recently he has used horn, bone and copper for decorative inlays and appliqués in his works. He presented his whips at the 17th National Folk Art Exhibition in 2020 and then won the first prize at the 14th Itinerant Exhibition. He was awarded the title of Young Master of Folk Art in 2022. The short-stocked ornamental whips he made are not ornamental objects but excellent tools for work. It is thanks to him that the short-stocked whip of the Kis-Sárrét region has also been reintroduced into tradition in the areas from which it first emerged around 1920. He lives and works in Körösnagyharsány.