kopjafák — Seen mostly in Transylvania, but becoming increasingly popular in Hungary — these carved poles take the place of tombstones as grave markers. They are usually made of oak, perhaps 10 by 10 inches, and about five feet high. All four sides are carved with the same design, telling the deceased person’s life story. If placed on a man’s grave, the top is carved into a club shape; on a woman’s, into a tulip; for a husband and wife, both will be side by side. Grooves indicate the number of children.