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A fairytale village of “gingerbread cottages” – log houses rich with outer decorations of timbered walls in the form of white geometric patterns. Ornaments of this kind are very unique for all of Central Europe. More than 130 houses are located here. To protect and preserve this culture for future generations, in 1977 a part of the village was declared as a conservation area of folk architecture. The village still pursues folk traditions. The technique known as geometric ornamentation is used to embroider not only pictures and tablecloths, but also beautiful folk costumes.

Did you know that... ?

The ornaments were probably created by accident when housewives used the rest of the mixture for sealing gaps to decorate their homes, and they took inspiration from the patterns of traditional costumes.


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