"ZALIPIE - AN ANCIENT TRADITION CONTINUES" Zalipie by marishabandb
Zalipie Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 67 photos
This tiny village is known for houses with flowers painted on their walls. There are 20 such houses in Zalipie, with many more in the surrounding region.
The custom started at the end of the 19th century and the best known painter was Felicja Curylowa who lived from 1904 to 1974. Her farm in the village is now a museum.
The women of Zalipie have painted their houses inside and out with floral designs, and in addition, colourful paper flowers and straw spiders hang from the ceilings.
They've also painted flowers on stoves, coffee pots, plates, aprons, tablecloths, cabinets, windows, fences, chicken coops, barns, privies, tarpaulins, and dog kennels.
They paint wreaths on the ceiling, garlands on the beams, floral swags under holy pictures. They have even painted blossoms on the town fire truck.
- Pros:A unique tradition still flourishing in the 21st Century
- Cons:Not easy to get to - but well worth the effort
- In a nutshell:Charm and Tradition by the Bucketload (decorated of course!)
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- Transportation's slow in Zalipie
- No accommodation in Zalipie either
- No restaurants in Zalipie, but shops...
- A step into the past
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