Pair of Vintage Hand Crafted Zakopane Plates. High relief painted carved appliques on top of the traditional carved plates with brass inlays. A feast for the senses! One has strawberries and branches of leaves. The other sunflowers with similar branches of leaves. 12" in diameter. 1970's. Excellent condition, minor wear. Hanger on the back. 1 pair only.
The Zakopane Style was the first Polish national style, and is practiced, not only in Zakopane – the capital of the Tatra Mountain region – but also in many other places in Poland. The style emphasizes architecture, in particular the highlander hut (chatka góralska), which in turn is modeled on the Swiss chalet.