Motif of a rozeta (rosette), also called kwiat życia (flower of life), is a protective symbol commonly used in Polish folk architecture and woodwork.   Examples above show carvings decorating beams inside cottages in the region of Podhale (southern Poland). Source: Władysław Matlakowski “Budownictwo ludowe na Podhalu”, 1892.

Motif of a rozeta (rosette), also called kwiat życia (flower of life), is a protective symbol commonly used in Polish folk architecture and woodwork. Examples above show carvings decorating beams inside cottages in the region of Podhale (southern Poland). Source: Władysław Matlakowski “Budownictwo ludowe na Podhalu”, 1892.

beau-tao

beau-tao

Spoon rack front decoration: heart, star and flower motifs. Orawa Highlanders, Podszkle, P. Nowy Targ, 1924

Spoon rack front decoration: heart, star and flower motifs. Orawa Highlanders, Podszkle, P. Nowy Targ, 1924

Zakopower!!! | Make Home Easier

Zakopower!!! | Make Home Easier

Góralska torebka

Góralska torebka

Wood bench-chest, the so-called szlabanek, with a pull-out chest to sleep on.  Podhalanian Highlanders, Nowe Bystre, P. Nowy Targ, 1924

Wood bench-chest, the so-called szlabanek, with a pull-out chest to sleep on. Podhalanian Highlanders, Nowe Bystre, P. Nowy Targ, 1924

Styl Zako­piań­ski

Styl Zako­piań­ski

parzenice

parzenice

Wooden stool. Trapezium-shaped seat with conical legs fitted at obtuse angle. Back rest with profiled elements and ogee arch motif on top. Openwork ornamentation.  Babia Góra Highlanders, Zawoja, P. Sucha Beskidzka, 1905

Wooden stool. Trapezium-shaped seat with conical legs fitted at obtuse angle. Back rest with profiled elements and ogee arch motif on top. Openwork ornamentation. Babia Góra Highlanders, Zawoja, P. Sucha Beskidzka, 1905

Motif of a rozeta (rosette), also called kwiat życia (flower of life), is a protective symbol commonly used in Polish folk architecture and woodwork.   Examples above show carvings decorating beams inside cottages in the region of Podhale (southern Poland). Source: Władysław Matlakowski “Budownictwo ludowe na Podhalu”, 1892.

Motif of a rozeta (rosette), also called kwiat życia (flower of life), is a protective symbol commonly used in Polish folk architecture and woodwork. Examples above show carvings decorating beams inside cottages in the region of Podhale (southern Poland). Source: Władysław Matlakowski “Budownictwo ludowe na Podhalu”, 1892.

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