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Kashubian embroidery

The tradition of Kashubian embroidery was born in Żukowo, started by the Norbertine sisters around 1209. At the beginning all embroidered motives were self-coloured, decorated with silver or gold threads.The sisters specialised in decorating caps and liturgical robes.

The beginning of Kashubian embroidery is described in a legend of a granddaughter that brought dinner to her grandmother.During the long road the girl got her snow-white apron dirty.Having seen her granddaughter sad, the grandmother went with the apron to the meadows.She collected many flowers growing there, drew them on the apron and embroidered it with colourful threads.According to the legend, it was the beginning of the embroidery in Kashubia.

Traditional Kashubian embroidery has seven colours.These colours are:Cornflower – the colour of Kashubian lakes, blue – as the blue Kashubian sky, navy blue – the colour of the deep sea, yellow – the colour of the sun and the cereal growing on the fields, green - the colour of forests, red - the colour of the blood that each Kashubian is ready to spill to defend his motherland and black - the colour of the soil waiting to be sown.

Kashubian embroidery consists mostly of floral compositions.The pioneers of modern Kashubian embroidery were Izydor and Teodora Gulgowscy, who lived in Wdzydze Kiszewskie.Izydor Gulgowski was a teacher and a hobbyist collecting ethnographical material. The objects collected by the husband were often used by his wife – Teodora.Motives that decorate all the chests, chairs and china were transferred by her onto canvas.She gathered around her more than a hundred women.Their embroidery were admiered nationwide and abroad.

As any other art, the folk art of embroidery in Wdzydze Kiszewskie evolved due to the outside influences.New Kashubian centres of embroidery started to create new design, basing on the existing one. That created many different schools of Kashubian embroidery.

 

 


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