Making Mobiles: Creating Beautiful Polish Pajaki from Natural Materials
Written by Karolina Merska
Discover pajaki, one of the hottest interior trends in recent years
Polish artist Karolina Merska's richly ornamented, reimagined pajaki mobiles have caught the attention of design shows and interiors magazines across the world. Pajaki literally means "spiders of straw," and using simple materials such as rye straw, dried peas, and paper, women in Poland would create cheerful chandeliers to decorate their homes for festive occasions. In her first book, Karolina shows how to create 15 classic and contemporary hanging decorations with wow factor and celebrates the rich heritage of this age-old folk art. Using colorful cutouts, pom-poms, paper flowers, and natural materials, Karolina explores the craft's inspiring past and shares her passion for keeping the pajaki tradition alive today.
About The Author
Karolina Merska is originally from Poland and moved to the UK in 2007 after obtaining an MA in History of Art at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her work has been celebrated internationally and publicized by Channel 4, The World of Interiors, House and Garden, Elle Decoration, The Telegraph, Time Out, Harper's Bazaar, and many more.