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Polish Wycinanki

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Wycinanki is a traditional Polish folk art.  These folk paper cutouts were used in the 1800's by Polish peasants to decorate their houses.  They usually hung these decorations on white walls and along ceiling beams to make the house more cheery.  The cutouts are symmetrical with nature designs and geometric shapes (and lots of roosters).  They are also used for occasions such as Christmas (maybe a symmetrical christmas tree shape).  They are also sometimes layered (different coloured cutouts placed one on top of another) to make a more intricate design.

Oh, and I think the Gwiazdy stars are just one of the many forms of Wycinanki, but I'm not 100% sure about that...

You will need a printer, paper and scissors.


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