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Christmas decorations from wire

by Monika Śkvarnová

Christmas decoration by Ladislav Jurovatý Jr.Glass-blown Christmas decorations started to be popular in the mid 20th century and replaced traditional folk decorations such as gingerbread, nuts, apples and simple home-made decorations from paper or wood, straw and cornhusk. Wire decorations were very rare. Master tinker Jakub Šerík from the village of Dlhé Pole made them in the second half of the 20th century. More uniqueness, variety of materials and techniques came to the production of Christmas decorations in the 1960s and 1970s with the works of visual artists and artistic craftsmen (Ladislav Jurovatý Sn. and Jr., Remigia Biskupská, Ladislav Fapšo, Mr. and Mrs. Rodovec and others). Their ornaments and wire drawings represent their specific creative expressions that make their decorations unique objects of art.




Further articles in the magazine Craft, Art, Design 04/2007:


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