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Paper Cuts ("Wycinanki")

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Polish Paper Cuts ("Wycinanki") 

“Wycinanki” (pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee) is the Polish word for “paper cut design”.  Just when and why this art form began to flower in Poland seems to be a matter of uncertainty.  Some say it goes back to the time when few farm houses had glass windows.  To keep out the elements, peasant farmers hung sheep skins over the window openings.  Then, to let in some light and air, they took their sheep shears and cut small openings in the skins, and these were soon recognised as decorative as well as functional.

The most well known modern styles of “Wycinanki” comes from two districts.  One is from the Kurpie district.  This is usually a symmetrical design, cut from a single piece of coloured paper, folded a single time, with spruce trees and birds as the most popular motifs.  The second style comes from the area of Lowicz.  It is distinguished by the many layers of brightly coloured paper used in its composition.

The examples available here represent the style of the Lowicz area, mixed with the style of Kurpie area as created by Alicja Turowska. Visit Art Inspiration by Polcraft at Gosfield Shopping Village, Gosfield, Essex to see lots of examples of this wonderful craft.

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AMTPC008RajskiPtak.jpg (46715 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Birds of Paradise" (19cm diam.)

SOLD

AMTPC008

AMTPC006Ptaszki2.jpg (51385 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Silver birds"  

(16cm diam.)

SOLD

AMTPC006b2

AMTPC007KogutDuzy.jpg (51958 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Cockerel"  

(18cm diam.)

SOLD

AMTPC007

AMTPC009KogutyMale1.jpg (52895 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Small Cockerels"  

(14cm diam.)

£ 4-00

AMTPC009s1

AMT PC017a.jpg (53578 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Circle on red"  

(24cm diam.)

£ 6-00

AMTPC017a

AMT PC014a.jpg (56456 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Storks"  

(33cm diam.)

£ 12-50

AMTPC014a

AMT PC014b.jpg (52632 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Storks"  

(33cm diam.)

£ 12-50

AMTPC014b

AMT PC014c.jpg (55582 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Storks"  

(33cm diam.)

£ 12-50

AMTPC014c

AMT PC015a.jpg (53918 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Storks"  

(27cm diam.)

£ 9-00

AMTPC015a

AMT PC015b.jpg (53088 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Storks"  

(27cm diam.)

£ 9-00

AMTPC015b

AMT PC017b.jpg (53824 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Circle on pink"  

(23cm diam.)

£ 6-00

AMTPC017b

AMT PC018a gold.jpg (50675 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Gold Circle"  

(20cm diam.)

£ 6-00

AMTPC018a

AMT PC018c gold.jpg (51802 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Gold Circle"

(20cm diam.)

£ 6-00

AMTPC018c

AMT PC018d gold.jpg (57285 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Gold Circle"

(20cm diam.)

£ 6-00

AMTPC018d

AMT PC019 gold.jpg (56421 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Heart Circle"  

(20cm diam.)

£ 6-00

AMTPC019

AMT PC011d gold 8cockles RED.jpg (53165 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Gold Cockerels"  

(21cm diam.)

£ 6-00

AMTPC011b

AMT PC011b gold 8cockles.jpg (48685 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Gold Cockerels"  

(21cm diam.)

£ 6-00

AMTPC011b

AMT PC011f silver 8cockles NB.jpg (54914 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Silver Cockerels"  (21cm diam.)

£ 6-00

AMTPC011f

AMTPC005Kwadrat.jpg (50282 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Square"  

(20cm x 20cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC005

AMT PC016.jpg (53371 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Circle on blue"  

(24cm diam.)

£ 6-00

AMTPC016

AMT PC019a.jpg (54069 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Squirrels"  

(36cm diam.)

£ 12-50

AMTPC019a

AMT PC019b.jpg (53908 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Squirrels"

(36cm diam.)

£ 12-50

AMTPC019b

AMT PC019c.jpg (54007 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Squirrels"

(36cm diam.)

£ 12-50

AMTPC019c

AMT PC019d.jpg (52813 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Squirrels"

(36cm diam.)

£ 12-50

AMTPC019d

W005Horses1.jpeg (53602 bytes)

Paper cut- Lowicz Style "Horse riders"

(35cm diam.)

SOLD

 

W005

AMT PC013b.jpg (59507 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Big Square"  

(39cm x 39cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC013b

9W219Geese.jpg (53537 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Geese"

(25cm diam.)

SOLD

9W219

9W220Geese.jpg (56017 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Geese"

(25cm diam.)

SOLD

9W220

AMT PC012.jpg (56257 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Gold Circle"

(36cm diam.)

£ 12-50

AMTPC012

AMT PC013c.jpg (59362 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Big Square"  

(39cm x 39cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC013c

AMTPC003Kogut6.jpg (50116 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Country Cockerel #6" (21cm x 15cm)

SOLD

AMTPC003k6

AMTPC003Kogut2.jpg (53279 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Country Cockerel"  

(21cm x 15cm)

SOLD

AMTPC003k2

AMTPC003Kogut5.jpg (50466 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Country Cockerel #5"

(21cm x 15cm)

SOLD

AMTPC003k5

AMTPC003Kogut1.jpg (53036 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Country Cockerel #1" (21cm x 15cm)

SOLD

AMTPC003k1

AMTPC003Kogut4.jpg (53833 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Country Cockerel #4" (21cm x 15cm)

SOLD

AMTPC003k4

AMTPC001Wesele3.jpg (51358 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Wedding #3"  

(30cm x 21cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC001w3

AMTPC001Wesele5.jpg (51925 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Wedding #5"  

(30cm x 21cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC001w5

AMTPC001Wesele1.jpg (50424 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Wedding #1"  

(30cm x 21cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC001w1

AMTPC001Wesele2.jpg (50748 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Wedding #2"  

(30cm x 21cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC001w2

AMTPC001Wesele6.jpg (49260 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Wedding #6"  

(30cm x 21cm)

SOLD

AMTPC001w6

AMTPC002Orka7.jpg (54164 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Ploughman #7"  

(21cm x 15cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC002p7

AMTPC002Orka1.jpg (49602 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Ploughman #1"  

(21cm x 15cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC002p1

AMTPC010Bookmarks.jpg (47929 bytes)

Paper cut - 3 x Lowicz Style "Bookmark"  

(21cm x 15cm)

£ 2-50 each

AMTPC010

AMTPC002Orka6.jpg (51413 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Ploughman #6"  

(21cm x 15cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC002p6

AMTPC004Flower Motiv.jpg (49012 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Flower motif"  

(18cm x 13cm)

£ 5-00

AMTPC004

AMTPC002Orka2.jpg (52363 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Ploughman #2"

(21cm x 15cm)

SOLD

AMTPC002p2

AMTPC002Orka5.jpg (54866 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Ploughman #5"

(21cm x 15cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC002p5

AMTPC002Orka3.jpg (54583 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Ploughman #3"  

(21cm x 15cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC002p3

AMTPC002Orka4.jpg (52720 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Ploughman #4"  

(21cm x 15cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC002p4

AMTPC002Orka8.jpg (55072 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Ploughman #8"  

(21cm x 15cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC002p8

AMT PC 020.jpg (52347 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Christmas Time"

(40cm x 32cm)

£ 20-00

AMTPC020

AMT PC ChT 1.jpg (54382 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Christmas Time"

(21cm x 30cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC ChT1

AMT PC ChT 2.jpg (52841 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Christmas Time"

(21cm x 30cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC ChT2

AMT PC ChT 3.jpg (54644 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Christmas Time"

(21cm x 30cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC ChT3

AMT PC ChT 4.jpg (53480 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Christmas Time"

(21cm x 30cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC ChT4

AMT PC ChT 5.jpg (54001 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Christmas Time"

(21cm x 30cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC ChT5

AMT PC ChT 6.jpg (56344 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Christmas Time"

(21cm x 30cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC ChT6

AMT PC ChT 7.jpg (53306 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Christmas Time"

(21cm x 30cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC ChT7

AMT PC ChT 8.jpg (57614 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Christmas Time"

(21cm x 30cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC ChT8

AMT PC ChT 9.jpg (58362 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Christmas Time"

(21cm x 30cm)

£ 12-50

AMTPC ChT9

AMT009BlackChickensPaperCut.jpg (50773 bytes)

Paper cut - Kujawy Style "Black Cockerels"  

(30cm x 21cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC013

AMT011LampPaperCut.jpg (55026 bytes)

Paper cut - Kujawy Style "Lamp"  

(30cm x 21cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC014

AMT007OrangePaperCut.jpg (47055 bytes)

Paper cut - Kujawy Style "Orange"  

(30cm x 21cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC011

AMT008OrangeChickensPaperCut.jpg (48692 bytes)

Paper cut - Kujawy Style "Orange Cockerels" (30cm x 21cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC012

AMT010RedChickensPaperCut.jpg (49446 bytes)

Paper cut - Kujawy Style "Red Cockerels"  

(30cm x 21cm)

£ 6-00

AMTPC016

PC Couple in Love.jpg (60052 bytes)

Paper cut - Lowicz Style "Couple in Love"

(50cm x 25cm)

SOLD

PC long

bouquet1.jpg (54407 bytes)

Bouquet of white/pink roses

Paper & straw

£ 6-00 

 

 

AMT003

FlowersDecoration1.jpg (54459 bytes)

Floral decoration #3

Paper & wood

£ 5-00 

 

 

AMT011

Daffodils1.jpg (54786 bytes)

Floral decoration #4

Paper & wood

£ 5-00 

 

 

AMT012

FlowersDecoration2.jpg (54241 bytes)

Floral decoration #1

Paper & wood

£ 5-00 

 

 

AMT009

FlowersDecoration3.jpg (55313 bytes)

Floral decoration #2

Paper & wood

£ 5-00 

 

 

AMT010

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Further examples of larger items are available.  Send us the code for any item that you are interested in, we will let you know if we have any similar item available.

Further examples are available please e-mail beata@polcraft.co.uk for details.

 

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