The set is composed of 2 Belarussian paper cut-outs that are cut across one symmetrical axis. It represents a married couple of hosts – a ‘peasant’ and a ‘wifie’. The artist cut out the composition with great precision accentuating each and every detail of their outfit. A changeable colour-scheme was used. The ‘wifie’ figure is in dark brown colour and is decorated with golden elements. It is set against the bright orange background. Thanks to it the set makes up an interesting composition. The ‘host’ figure was cut out in orange paper with golden elements against a dark brown background. Thanks to it, the set makes up an interesting composition. Special attention should be drawn to a very elaborate and artistic paper cut-out frame which was individually chosen by a professional framing studio. The frame is made from dark brown wood with a clearly visible structure of rings. A pane protects the paper cut-out against destruction. The frame is equipped with a loop which enables it to be hung.
The paper cut-outs has been present in Belarussian tradition for many ages. According to an old custom, on the occasion of the religious celebrations: Christmas and Easter, special-event paper cut-outs had been made to decorate interiors. Women used to cut out “curtains”, to frame a saint’ paintings with paper decorations or to prepare lace serviette for windowsills, shelves and wooden ceiling beams. The paper cut-outs had been afterworlds fired to replace them next year with new ones, more beautiful decorations. Apart from paper cut-outs depicting religious celebrations, in western part of Belarusse paper decorations presenting scenes from every-day countryside life: haymaking, harvest, household were popular. In recent years, the renaissance of paper cut-outs tradition has been observed. The Paper-cut-out school was established in Mołodecznie 10 years ago. The graduates contribute to popularization of Belarussian tradition and culture worldwide.
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