wooden-cottage

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DIY: traditional Polish pająk 

Pająk [plural form: pająki] is a folk decoration from Poland, said to have old pagan ritual roots. It was hanging down from the ceiling, for example from the beams in wooden cottages within traditional rural communities. Pająki were usually prepared for religious feasts [for example for Christmas / winter solstice]. The word “pająk” itself means also “a spider” in the Polish language.