Wycinanki, Paper Cut-out

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NCMG 2004-62/3

Chinese in origin, paper cut-outs became popular in Europe from the seventeenth century. Polish peasants traditionally adhorned their cottages with hand painted decorations and stencils, using floral themes or scenes from daily life, attaching them to ceiling beams. This example was made in Poland in the early 2000s.

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