Horn snuff-box had a symbolic meaning in the Kashubian region. Young boys used wooden or clay ones. Horn snuff-box was a gift from their father on the day of their wedding, on the day of founding their own family. Read more
Weaving is the only brand of folk craft that is not subject to regionalisation: it is present in every region of Poland (although it is quite rare in the mountain regions). Vessels woven with the roots of pine and juniper, typical of the Kashubian region, are so dense and tight that they can be used to carry water. Water jugs made of roots used to be firefighters’ buckets.
Pottery is one of the earliest craft forms, and most closely connected with land. Potters were learning their art for a few years: they learnt to find the right type of clay, keep the proper temperature in the kiln, understand the effect of fire. Pottery was developing fast in Poland. Gradually, so called grey ceramics was giving way to glazed pottery. Kashubian pottery represents the latter type. In the past, pottery production was a common art, today there are few workshops preserving traditional regional methods of production. Read more
Kashubian embroidery is inspired by the beauty of nature. Flower motives are the most characteristic: pansies, cornflower, blue-bells, carnations, lillies, forget-me-nots and roses. They are presented with unusual precision and attention to detail. Read more