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New!  Wycinanki Christmas Card - "Christmas On High"
This Christmas send your special friends a little bit of Poland: a beautiful hand made Polish paper cut card. For a little more than a mass produced printed card you can have one entirely made by hand.
The paper cut is made from many pieces of colored


 
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This Christmas send your special friends a little bit of Poland: a beautiful hand made Polish paper cut card. For a little more than a mass produced printed card you can have one entirely made by hand.
The paper cut is made from many pieces of colored paper and glued onto the front of this card. No two are exactly alike and there are variations in every design Add your own text to the inside. Comes with an envelope for mailing. Ideal for framing.

Wycinanki, pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee is the Polish word for 'paper-cut design'. Just when and why this art form began to flower in Poland seems a matter of some uncertainty. Some say it goes back to the time when few farm houses had glass windows. To keep out the elements, peasant farmers hung sheep skins over the window openings. Then, to let in some light and air, they took their sheep shears and snipped small openings in the skins, and these were soon recognized as decorative as well as functional. The most well known modern styles of Wycinanki comes from two districts. One is the Kurpie cut out. This is usually a symmetrical design, cut from a single piece of colored paper, folded a single time, with spruce trees and birds as the most popular motifs. The second style comes from the area of Lowicz. It is distinguished by the many layers of brightly colored paper used in its composition. The unique richness of paper-cut designs done in the Polish tradition is a special contribution to the artitistic heritage of the world. Our Polish paper cuts are made by folk artists in the Lowicz area of central Poland. Each paper cut-out is hand made. The designs from the Lowicz area are with roosters, flowers or geometric motifs. We offer a variety of styles and colors. No two exactly alike.
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  • Size - 4" x 6" - 10cm x 15cm - Closed
    Hand Made In Lowicz, Poland


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