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Pajak from Zalipie Greeting Card

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Unique greeting card featuring a pajak from Zalipie.

Zalipie is a village in Poland. Talented local self taught artist Felicja Curylowa (1903 - 1974) made it famous thanks to her house, which she painted with flowers inside and outside! It became a tradition and nowadays there’s so many other houses completely covered with flowers. Taking inspirations from hand painted walls, pajaki are decorated with various paper flowers in Zalipie. We love this tradition!

A6 size - 105 x 148 mm                                                                                                                          Blank inside. Comes with a brown envelope.                                                                                    Printed on high quality Tintoretto Gesso card stock 300gsm

 

“Your Pajaki Collection” in collaboration with Love from Lexi is a celebration of an unique pajaki craft!

Pajaki (pah-yonk-ee) are traditional Polish chandeliers 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. 

Lexi is a illustrator and designer living in London. She is especially drawn to the home, interiors, objects and memories. Karolina has been admiring her joyful and colourful illustrations for a long time. Together, they designed a stationery collection featuring different pajaki from various parts of Poland. Each pajak has been hand painted by Lexi in her unique, nostalgic style.

"Your Pajaki Collection" consists of four different greeting cards, wrapping paper and stickers set! Hope you like them as much as we do.

Designed and printed in England. 

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