Polish Folk Art : Paper Cut Designs

Postcrossing # 41 :

 

“Wycinanki” is the Polish word for ‘paper-cut design. One of the two most well known modern styles of Wycinanki comes form the area of Lowicz. It is characterized by the many layers of brightly colored paper used in its composition.

This lovely postcard is from Przemek and according to him, this particular paper cut design was made by his great grandmother and that her creations are among those that can be found at the Museum of Folk Lowicz.

Thank you, Przemek, this is truly lovely and I admire the fact that you are proud of your heritage and of your culture. Happy Postcrossing !

Postcrossing # 22 : Castle Square, Warsaw

 

Castle Square in Warsaw is where the Royal Castle is located. The Royal Castle was the the official residence of the Polish monarchs.

One of Warsaw’s famous landmarks, Sigismund’s Column, is also located at Castle Square. It was built in 1644 to commemorate King Sigismund III Vasa, who in 1596, had moved Poland’s capital from Krakow to Warsaw.

 

Jacek of Tuchola, Poland sent this lovely postcard that shows how stunning Castle Square is especially at night. Thanks, Jacek !