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Polish Pająki / Chandalier workshop

Kraków, Poland

Experience hosted by Marta

5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Pajaki (pah-yonk-ee) are traditional Polish decorations, essentially paper chandeliers made from rye straw and colorful paper. Their history dates back to the mid-18th century (east of Poland).
These beautiful decorations were very popular before Christmas trees and other modern decorations arrived in Europe. Suspended from a ceiling in the main room, amongst colorful paper cut-outs, sweet papers and paper flowers they became a popular decoration in Polish villages. Made by countrywomen as decorations for their homes especially for Christmas, Easter, weddings, and christenings; they are a symbol of harvest and happiness all year round.
Come along to the workshop and learn how to make your very own traditional paper and straw chandeliers. Make some for friends and family as the perfect gift, or carry on the tradition as your new fantastically colorful hobby. The workshop also includes a scrumptious lunch and drinks. There are only 10 places available so book fast if you want to join the fun.
Other things to note
Because the workshop takes up to 5 hours, I will prepare a generous Polish lunch to keep our energy up. For dessert, look out for my delicious traditional Cracovian cheesecake with salty caramel sauce
Pajaki (pah-yonk-ee) are traditional Polish decorations, essentially paper chandeliers made from rye straw and colorful paper. Their history dates back to the mid-18th century (east of Poland).
These beautiful decorations were very popular before Christmas trees and other modern decorations arrived in Europe. Suspended from a ceiling in the main room, amongst colorful paper cut-outs, sweet papers and paper flowers they became a popular decor…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    All the items of equipment needed to make decorations are provided, plus dr...
From $78
/ person
Book for a private group
Sat, 24 Apr
$78 per person
$78 per person

Meet your host, Marta

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Hello! I’m Marta, I'm a sculptor from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. I've been running these workshops for years, as well as cooking professionally. I’ve always enjoyed sharing my knowledge of my beautiful home town, and also talking about the art of traditional Polish crafts, both through the website I run - eataway.com - and with all the wonderful travellers I meet in person.
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Where you'll be

A brief history of the decorations - pajaki
How to choose the best set of colours and where to find your inspiration (photo samples)
The basic construction of the pajaki, including wrapping the hoop
How to make components such as paper chains and pom poms
How to assemble all the elements together to create your very own unique chandelier

1 review

Silke
April 2019
Toller Workshop, schönes Ambinete, und Marta ist eine ganz besondere Gastgeberin. Sie hat uns nicht nur gezeigt, wie wir unser Pająki herstellen könnnen, sondern uns auch liebvoll bewirtet. Perfekt.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.