This village is the first folk architecture reserve in the world
Čičmany village, Považie region, Western Slovakia.Note: this version is more archaic than the one with rich, orange embroidery.
Cicmany during winter, Slovakia http://www.flickr.com/photos/77365798@N02/
Cicmany house - June 2014
Village woman from the painted town of Čičmany, Slovakia. The houses in the town all share the same designs and symbols painted on them with lime as the patterns embroidered into local folk costumes. But exactly why the natives decided to ornament their homes in this manner is a mystery.