Macău (or Mákófalva in Hungarian - 99% of the inhabitants) is famous for its decorative folk-costumes and furniture painting. Most people are farmers, working their land and raising animals. It is situated in the central part of the “Kalotaszeg” region. This impressive area is one of the traditional regions of Transylvania and includes about forty villages and towns. The main attraction of the region is the visual aspects of its ethnography; Its colourful costumes and the picturesque folk-architecture have aroused the interest of many researchers leading to further exploration of the region. The region is the site of the earliest Hungarian settlements in Transylvania after the Conquest (896 AD). Due to wars and devastating raids by Mongol, Turkish and Tatars, a number of villages and towns in the region were destroyed.