This is a hand-embroidered by a master of handicraft serviette that is decorated with a flower pattern and finished off with a delicate hem stitch. An embroiderer did her needle work pattern with white thread against natural-colour linen background thanks to which the embroidery is more clearly visible. The Maków region embroidery is one of the most elegant needle-work patterns, characterized by classical beauty, simplicity and subtlety. It is highly appreciated due to its unique elegance.
The cradle of the Maków embroidery is Silesian Beskids, and in particular, the neighbourhood of Maków Podhalański. That is where the name of this embroidery pattern originates from. The Maków embroidery patterns appear to be the most elegant patterns characterized by classical beauty, simplicity and extraordinary subtlety. It is traditionally made with white thread (embroidery floss) on white linen, Therefore it is classified as white embroidery. However, some compositions have different linen or thread colour for the sake of variety.
The Maków embroidery is a flat pattern with perforated elements. There is no play on colours that is so typical of other regional embroidery patterns. Therefore the form is especially well-elaborated. This embroidery pattern is especially recognized for its unique elegance.
Mrs Anna is a recognized embroiderer. She has occupied herself with needlework for over 40 years. She is a member of the Folk Artists Association in Lublin. She participates in numerous folk art fairs and exhibitions nationwide. She presented her works also in Vienna, as well as Slovakia and Czech Republic. She learnt the art of embroidery from her mother. In 1979 they embroidered a tablecloth for the Pope John Paul II. Mrs Anna’s works are highly appreciated in Poland and abroad. They can be found in Australia, the USA and France.
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