This village is the first folk architecture reserve in the world
Located in the Žilina district of Slovakia, Čičmany is the first folk architecture reserve in the world. With timbered houses decorated with specific white patterns, Čičmany’s residents prim
D.I.Y. Paper Chains
We've been having fun making paper chains. Firstly we just cut up A4 sheets of coloured paper into strips across the width... ...but then I remembered some wonderful Eastern European embroidery designs on some faded paper that my mum had unearthed in a dusty old shop on a visit to the Czech Republic a couple of years ago. A bit of scanning, slicing and sticking later.... To make them, you will need: Good quality A4 paper (I used card from the pound shop) A ruler, cutting mat, sharp blade…
Centrum pre tradičnú ľudovú kultúru
Centrum pre tradičnú ľudovú kultúru je odborným pracoviskom SĽUK-u, ktorého úlohou je realizovať koncepciu starostlivosti o tradičnú ľudovú kultúru.
33 Picturesque European Towns & Villages
Towns and villages give you a good, big picture of the soul of a country. Europe boasts breathtakingly beautiful towns and villages, each offering examples of regional architecture. Many towns and villages in Europe are located in a wonderful natural environment and are popular tourist destinations. Below we feature some of the most beautiful towns and villages you can find when you travel around Europe. 1. Reine, Norway Reine on the Lofoten islands photo source Population: 342 inhabitants…
Slovakian Folk Motif Scarf pattern by Olga Hasty
This scarf is a replica of beautiful scarves worn by the Slovakian team during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The main motif of Slovak attire was based on a traditional folk pattern originating from the village of Čičmany in northern Slovakia.
Čičmany: Slovakia’s painted village
Čičmany : Slovakia's painted village - The unique village of Čičmany, located near the source of the River Rajčianka in the Stražov Hills, has been attracting ever greater public interest since the Slavonic Ethnological Exhibition in Prague in 1895.