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Your Pajaki Collection Greeting Card

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Unique greeting card featuring  various pajaki designs. A must have card for a pajaki lover! Collage of 10 various pajaki designs:

- from Zalipie (with round and long, pinecone like paper flowers)                                                - by Karolina (with coral and brown pom poms)                                                                                - from Podlasie (with beans and white feathers)                                                                              - from Kurpie (with peas and colourful paper flowers)                                                    - Interesting, old design from Krakow region with long arms decorated with green paper leaves                                                                                                                                                          - by Genowefa (with bundles of rye straw and paper roses)                                                          - Colourful one with lovely stripes of paper. Discovered inside one of the wooden houses at the Open Air Folk Museum in Lublin                                                                                               - Geometric one, traditionally wrapped in a green crepe paper and decorated with small flowers. Discovered while visiting a library at the Folk Artists Association in Lublin                - Round one. It’s one of the oldest designs. Pieces of straw have been stacked into a potato or beetroot and then decorated with simple paper flowers                                              - Interesting design with pinecone like paper flowers and hanging straw pieces in the middle.

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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