5:09 PMCraft and folk In the Lodz region
Manufactures of L. Geyer, currently the Central Museum of Textiles
Łódź is known as one of the most important worldwide centres of textile industry, which grew in the second half of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Its importance was formed in less than a hundred years, between 1821 and 1914. The development of our city on a major scale began in 1820, when the decision of government was to include Łódź to the group of industrial settlements and give it a role of the centre of textile and drapery. This decision initiated the development of "Industrial Łódź." Since that time, great entrepreneurs and workers from
Our city still cherishes textile traditions - rapidly functioning department of fashion design at the
Another example is the International Triennial of Tapestry, organized by the Central Museum of Textiles, where unique works by artists engaged in weaving are presented. Various materials and techniques are used.
The Central Museum of Textiles also organizes workshops for amateurs of creative crafts; educational programs and museum lessons bring the participants closer to the reviving art of folk crafts (such as embroidery, lace, knitting) and handicraft competitions and exhibitions aimed at amateur artists, of which most known is the "Golden Needle" – an annual National Exhibition of Cross Stitch.
Characteristic elements of the Łowicz region are the folk handicrafts, including cutouts of colored paper, as well as music, dance and original costume of Łowicz.
Lowicz cutouts are true works of art, shining with all colors of the rainbow. Cutouts can be exhibited both in the rustic and modern interior. They look perfect in both rich frames and simple clip frames. In
They were also stuck on the walls, ceiling joists or furnace tiles. We divide them into three groups:
- Round "Gwiozdy” ("Stars”)
- rectangular "Kodry"
- Vertical "Ribbons"
On the cutouts one will find symmetrical and geometric plant motifs, scenes from peasant life: work, holidays, folk rituals. Currently, amateur artists maintain the tradition of cutting.
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