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Czar Zabawek Krakowskich - The Charm of Krakow Toys Dziela Rak. Umyslu I Serca - Traditional Skills and Crafts in Malopolska Folk Painting in Poland (Obrazy ludowe)
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Exceptional documentation of the early hand-carved and hand-made wooden toys from the royal capital city of Krakow.  Over one hundred examples of toys from late 19th century to the year 1939, showing the marvels solds at Krakow fairs. The Ethnographic Museum in Krakow published this album in 2005 based on their collections accumulated over a century and through active contacts with artists and craftsmen of the Malopolska (Little Poland) region.  The album is devoted to selected crafts, Folk Painting in Poland (Obrazy ludowe)
by Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz, photos by Jacek Kubiena By Marian Dlugosz and Photos by Jacek Kubiena by Aleksander Jackowski
Ginace Zawody W Polsce - Dying Professions in Poland Historic Wooden Churches in the Silesian Province - Zabytkowe Koscioly Drewniane w Wojewodztwie Slaskim Hives and Apiaries in Poland - Ule I Pasieki w Polsce
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Once Poland shrugged off the yolk of communism and embraced capitalism a profound change in the work place started to occur.  Government support for the folk arts began to dwindle. The crafts that flourished in the countryside have fallen on hard times. Historic Wooden Churches in the Silesian Province - Zabytkowe Koscioly Drewniane w Wojewodztwie Slaskim A beautiful and informative photographic album about beekeeping in Poland. A monumental work covering the 1000 year old history of Polish apiculture. This album includes current and historical photographs mostly in full color.
by Adam Skuza by Edward Wieczorek text by Maciej Rysiewicz, photography by Jerzy Zak
In the Borderland of Cultures - Wooden Sacral Architecture of the Podkarpacie Region In the Borderland of Cultures - Wooden Sacral Architecture of the Podkarpacie Region (Souvenir book) Kolorowy Swiat Eweliny Peksowej - The Colorful World of Ewelina Peksowej
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In the Borderland of Cultures - Wooden Sacral Architecture of the Podkarpacie Region In the Borderland of Cultures - Wooden Sacral Architecture of the Podkarpacie Region (Souvenir book) This album is dedicated to the first lady of Polish painting on glass, Evelina Peksowej.  A native of Zakopane, she is credited with the revival of this art form starting in 1968.  This is her story and the pictures of her most famous works.
Color photographs by Tadeusz Budzinski Color photographs by Tadeusz Budzinski by Zbigniew Swiech and photographs by Jacek Kubiena
Nasz Folklor Ocalony - Our Folklore Preserved Nikifor Nikifor - Malarstwo/Painting
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The next book in the "Saved From Oblivion" series highlights the folk heritage and tradition from 12 regions in Poland.
Each region includes its history, traditions, culture, construction, folk crafts and agriculture. This album presents the work of Nikifor Krynicki, the famous Lemko primitive painter. Nikifor is one of the most fascinating personalities in 20th Century European Art. Born and bred in extreme poverty, towards the end of his life he was accorded the hono This mini album presents the work of Nikifor Krynicki, the famous Lemko primitive painter. Nikifor is one of the most fascinating personalities in 20th Century European Art. Born and bred in extreme poverty, towards the end of his life he was accorded
by Marek Borucki
Commentary by Zbigniew Wolanin, and an introduction by Andrzej Oseka Text By Zbigniew Wolanin
Olbinski - Malarstwo/Painting Polish Folk Art Lowicz - Polska Sztuka Ludowa Lowicz Polish Folk Embroidery - English Version
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This new bilingual (Polish and English) mini-album from the "Painting" series presents the work of one of the most famous surrealist artists in the world - Rafal Olbiński. 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 190 stunning full- color illustrations showcase the folk art of Poland's 31 regions from Krakow to Podhale, from Silesia to Lowicz, from Mazowia, Kaszubia, to Kujawia and Kurpie; a striking display of folk costumes, furnishings, headgear and decorations.
Text By Richard Burgin
by Lech Majewski and Janusz Pulnar by Jadwiga Turska
Polska Fatima - Polish Fatima Polska Stroje Ludowe - Poland Folk Costumes Polska Sztuka Ludowa - Polish Folk Art
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The fascinating story of the Church of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptowki (near Zakopane) and its connection with John Paul II.  A beautiful album filled with full color photographs. PolThe book is the first publication presenting as many as 63 folk costumes from the whole territory of Poland.  We can get to know one of the most spectacular elements of Polish peasant culture owing to the descriptions by the outstanding ethnographer El The book presents the work of village art including, sculpture, painting, painting on glass, graphics, papercutting, weaving and much more.  Religion is a major theme in much of the folk arts and the author presents the images of patron saints, as well as
Printed In Poland by Elzbieta Piskorz-Branekova By Alicja Mironiuk Nikolska
Polski Haft Ludowy - Polish Folk Embroidery - Polish Language Edition Polskie instrumenty ludowe - Polish Folk Instruments Polskie Obrzedy i zwyczaje - Doroczne - Polish Customs and Rituals - Annual Cycle
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Polski Haft Ludowy - Polish Folk Embroidery As he writes in his review of prof. Zbigniew Przerembski "The importance of folk musical instruments for the cultural tradition of our country can not be overestimated". This is the first on the Polish market for this type of work. This is the second album in a series of Polish language albums dedicated to the preservation of Polish customs, crafts and history.  The album follows the four seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall and details all Polish customs in detail.
by Jadwiga Turska
Polish Language Edition
By Anety Oborny
By Barbara Ogrodowska
Polskie Stroje Ludowe Vol 1 - Polish Folk Costumes Polskie Stroje Ludowe Volume 2 - Polish Folk Costumes Polskie Stroje Ludowe Volume 3 - Polish Folk Costumes
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This book is a detailed examination of the folk costumes from 25 regions in Poland and the first in a series dedicated to the preservation of Polish customs, crafts and history. The book is highly detailed with color photos and drawings of all of the cost Polskie Stroje Ludowe Volume 2 - Polish Folk Costumes This book is a detailed examination of 23 folk costumes from Southern Poland and the third in a series dedicated to the preservation of Polish customs, crafts and history. The book is highly detailed with color photos and drawings of all of the costume el
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Polskie Tradycje i Obyczaje Rodzinne- Polish Family Traditions And Customs Stroje Krakowskie - Krakow Regional Costumes The Art of the Russian Matryoshka
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From cradle to grave this highly illustrated work details the history of Polish family traditions and customs.  Polish language edition only. The Krakow festive costumes are considered to be the best-known of Polish folk costumes. Their fabrics, cut, colour, and adornments, changed repeatedly, reaching the greatest differentiation in the final stage of development at the beginning of the 20th c This is the most comprehensive book ever written on the dolls that have become the symbol of Russian folk culture, if not Russia itself.  
The first Russian matryoshka was made in 1899 in Sergiev Posad, a small monastery village.
by Dr. Barbara Ogrodowska by Barbara Kozuch and Elzbieta Pobiegly with photos by Jacek Kubiena By Rett Ertl And Rick Hibberd
   
 
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