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Pajaki Paper Chandeliers Workshop

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Pajaki, also known as pavuky in Ukrainian, are elaborate straw ornaments made by Slavic peoples to bring happiness and good fortune to the home. Made with straw collected from the fall harvest, and prepared for Christmas, as part of winter solstice celebrations, spring equinox and Easter. In this workshop we’ll be exploring the Polish version of this spiderweb ornament, with colourful paper and pompom accents added to the straw structure. Instructor Paula Hartmann is

a self-taught pajaki maker. Her love for mobiles, colours and installations brought her to study the art of pajaki making which originated in rural Poland in the mid-19th century. Ages 12+.

Limited spaces available. To register, email

Presented by St. Vladimir Institute & Folk Camp Canada

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