Plaiting Techniques, Ritual art

Poland

Marianna Filipiak’s speciality is ritual art and straw plaiting.  She makes colourful pajaki ornaments from straw and crepe paper, pysanky eggs, straw hats, baskets, vases, Christmas tree ornaments – stars, angels. She took part in exhibitions, including “Holiday meetings with tradition” Culture and Art Centre in Kalisz (2007), Museum in Russów (2004-2006), Christmas exhibition in Opatówek (2003), and in contests, such as “Traditional Easter Table” Kożminek (2008). Mrs Filipiak is a member of Folk Artists’ Association.