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Polish Paper Cuts (Wycinanki)
"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 artistic heritage of the world.
From: The Paper Cut Out Design Book
Please note that designs may not be exactly as shown as they are hand made.

In 1997 British Airways elected to highlight the tails of some of their planes as well as their flight menus with Polish Wycinanki. Read about the story and see some images in the links below:
From: The University of Buffalo
From: The British Airways Museum
All of our Wycinanki are made by well known folk artists from Lowicz, Poland.
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Polish Folk Art Lowicz - Polska Sztuka Ludowa Lowicz Polish Wycinanki Designs Polish Wycinanki Glossy Paper Extra Large
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A beautiful full color album presenting the folk art of the area known as the Duchy of Lowicz. It contains 230 illustrations with text in English and Polish. Includes pictures of wycinanki (paper cut-outs) regional costumes, religious customs, wood carvin Various regions of Poland have excelled in one or more varieties of wycinanki, including the leluja, woodland, gwiazdy, thematic, Lowicz, kodry, ribbon, medallion and symmetrical patterns. This book includes 47 designs as well as a brief history of the ar "Wycinanki" pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee is the Polish word for 'paper-cut design'.  This is a pad of ten sheets of the authentic Polish Wycinanki paper for artists wishing to create these paper-cut designs.
by Lech Majewski and Janusz Pulnar by Frances Drwal Each sheet is 26" x 18.5" (66cm x 47cm)
Polish Wycinanki Paper 10 Pack - Large Semi-Glossy Polish Wycinanki Paper 16 Pack Extra Large Matte Finish Polish Wycinanki Paper 8 Pack Large Glossy
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"Wycinanki" pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee is the Polish word for 'paper-cut design'.  This is a pad of ten sheets of the authentic Polish Wycinanki paper for artists wishing to create these paper-cut designs.  Each sheet is 8" x 11.5" (20cm x 29cm). "Wycinanki" pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee is the Polish word for 'paper-cut design'. This is a pad of eight sheets of the authentic Polish Wycinanki paper for artists wishing to create these paper-cut designs. Each sheet is 18.5" x 11.75" (42cm x 29cm). Col "Wycinanki" pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee is the Polish word for 'paper-cut design'.  This is a pad of eight sheets of the authentic Polish Wycinanki paper for artists wishing to create these paper-cut designs.  Each sheet is 8" x 11.5" (20cm x 29cm).
Large Sheets - 8" x 11.5" (20cm x 29cm) Extra Large Sheets - 16.5" x 11.75" (42cm x 30cm) Large Sheets - 8" x 11.5" (20cm x 29cm)
Polish Wycinanki Paper Pack - Small Glossy Polish Wycinanki Paper Pack - Small Semi-Glossy Singer Professional Series Scissors Heavy Duty Sewing 8"
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"Wycinanki" pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee is the Polish word for 'paper-cut design'.  This is a pad of eight sheets of the authentic Polish Wycinanki paper for artists wishing to create these paper-cut designs.  Each sheet is 6" x 8" (15cm x 20cm). "Wycinanki" pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee is the Polish word for 'paper-cut design'.  This is a pad of ten sheets of the authentic Polish Wycinanki paper for artists wishing to create these paper-cut designs.  Each sheet is 6" x 8" (15cm x 20cm).

Colors: Professional Series Scissors Heavy Duty Sewing Razor sharp for effortless cutting, the tempered steel blades are ground on both sides for increased sharpness; longer life and smooth cutting. The comfort handle eases hand fatigue and is designed for right
Small Sheets - 6" x 8" Set of 8 Small Sheets - 6" x 8" Set of 8 Wycinanki scissor
Softouch Spring Action Titanium Nitride Scissors 5" Wycinanka Polska - Polish Paper Cut-out - Polnische Scherenschnitte Wycinanki Self Adhesive Wallpaper Border
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Titanium Nitride, an extremely resilient blade coating provides excellent durability to resist scratches, wear + corrosion. Combined with softtouch, spring-action handles, these are perfect for reducing hand fatigue and for people suffering from arthritis In addition to a detailed history of the subject this book is filled with examples of the art created by artists living and deceased.  The book is divided in sections by region and includes maps of each area.  Each example is dated and includes the name o Simply peel and stick this attractive folk style wallpaper border. The perfect way to Polonize any room in the house. Size 20cm x 250cm - 7.8" x 98.4" (8' 2"). Roll Includes 3 complete sets of Wycinanki flowers.  Packed in a sturdy, clear plastic tube.
Wycinanki scissor By Antoni Sledziewski Size 20cm x 250cm - 7.8" x 98.4"
Wycinanki: Polish Papercutting Poster By Crizmac Yasutomo Fold Ems Origami Paper 6.75" Solid Assorted 100pc
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Wycinanki: Polish Papercutting Poster "Wycinanki" pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee is the Polish word for 'paper-cut design'.  We have found that this origami paper is perfect for making Polish paper cut-outs. This is a pad of 100 sheets (5 each of 20 assorted colors). Each sheet is 6.75" - 17cm s
Beautiful full-color poster 20 assorted colors
   
 
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