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Pająk from Łowicz White

Pająk from Łowicz White

Regular price $347.00 CAD
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Folka is excited to present this beautiful pająk! 

Pająk (pah-yonk), plural pająki (pah-yonk-ee) are traditional Polish mobiles made from rye straw and paper. Their history dates back to the mid-18th century. Suspended from a ceiling in a main room, amongst colourful paper cut-outs, paintings and paper flowers they became a popular decoration in Polish village houses. They were made by women as decorations for their homes especially for Christmas, Easter, as well as for weddings and christenings.

Pajaki were a symbol of harvest and happiness in New Year. Today the tradition is practised less and less. Karolina Merska, owner of Folka keeps pajaki tradition alive. She published a book about pająki, she runs workshops and she collaborates with Polish artists to support them and to bring unique pająki to Folka especially for you.  

This beautiful pająk has been made in Łowicz region by artist Eugeniusz. Łowicz is a famous city for its folklor - embroidery, wycinanki papercuts and papercraft. 

Pająk will look amazing attached to the ceiling in your home. 

Materials: rye straw, tissue paper, crepe paper, metal hoop, cotton thread. 

Measurements: 80 cm (height) x 40 cm (width)

If you are interested in buying it and your country is not listed in our online shop - apologies, we are still working on it. Please get in touch and we can arrange a shipment to you. 

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