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Wycinanki

Wycinanki are traditional Polish paper cut-outs.  The elements found within the cut-outs, as well as the colors used, vary by region, and are a rural invention used for relaxation. These cut-outs were usually used to decorate the home, particularly (but … Continue reading

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If It’s Good Enough for Janosik…

Go to the southern Polish city of Zakopane, and you might run across the famous Ciupaga… a light axe/walking stick hybrid used by the local shepherds.  While it is also popular in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, and Hungary, this blog … Continue reading

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