Colorful Art You Can Create Yourself

 - Oct 17, 2009   Updated: Aug 10 2011
References: polartcenter & wrenhandmade.typepad
The word pajaki literally translates to “spiders of straw.” While that visual doesn't give me happy thoughts, these Pajaki Polish paper chandeliers certainly do.

Polish paper chandeliers were a cheap way for 19th and 20th century Polish homemakers to decorate their abodes. Brightly colored tissue paper is used to create decorative floriffic pieces. It may take a lot of hours to make similarly beautiful paper chandeliers yourself, but the effort will definitely be worth it.

Implications - These pajakis are intricate creations hand woven by the females of each village. Some of the best examples of this kind of art can be found in local city museums in the town square. Poland's continued movement towards modernization is slowly killing these folk artists, but this is a way that the country connects with its history.