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PAJAKI CHANDELIER MAKING WORKSHOP WITH KAROLINA MERSKA

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Pajaki (pah-yonk-ee) are traditional Polish chandeliers made from rye straw and paper. Their history dates back to the mid-18th century.

Made by country women as decorations for their homes especially for Christmas, Easter, as well as for weddings and christenings. Suspended from a ceiling in a main room, amongst colourful paper cut-outs, paintings and paper flowers they became a popular decoration in polish village houses.

They were a symbol of harvest and happiness in New Year. Today the tradition is practised less and less. Karolina keeps pajaki tradition alive.

 In this whole day workshop Karolina will introduce you to a rich history of unique Polish rye and straw chandeliers called “pajaki.”

During the workshop Karolina will show you how to create a traditional pająki structure which later will be decorated with rye straw and 5 traditional “kalinka” pom poms in any colours you like! “Kalinka” pom pom is made of 15 layers of hand twisted tissue paper.

By the end of a-the day you will learn some new unique skills and take a beautiful colourful pajaki with you to decorate your house. 
 

TICKET PRICE: £100

LOCATION: The Mamahood Pop Up Shop, 7 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8EW. 

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