Wycinanki: Polish Paper Art

Polish Wycinanki Paper Art via here

What is Wycinanki you ask? Why it's what they call the art of paper cutting in Poland! Isn't it beautiful? The colors are vibrant and the flower and animal shapes are so delicate. Wycinanki is pronounced Vee-chee-nun-kee, it originates from sheepherders that would cut out designs from materials such as leather and tree bark as far back as the early to mid 19th century.

The types and amount of colors used in Wycinanki paper art vary by region, they are often used as decorations for the home, furniture and even as gifts. Wycinanki paper art mainly feature various types of birds, such as peacocks and roosters, as well as flowers, popular holiday scenes and circular or star shaped medallions. Today, some cities and towns in Poland still hold Wycinanki paper cutting contests to find the most talented design. Cool huh? There is no shortage of beautiful things to discover and learn about on this earth!

I like this paper art much better than Origami!




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(All information on Wycinanki via Wikipedia)