Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Zalipie - Home decorating

This tiny village is known for houses with flowers painted on their walls. There are 20 such houses in Zalipie, with many more in the surrounding region.

The custom started at the end of the 19th century and the best known painter was Felicja Curylowa who lived from 1904 to 1974. Her farm in the village is now a museum.

The women of Zalipie have painted their houses inside and out with floral designs, and in addition, colourful paper flowers and straw spiders hang from the ceilings.

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