Poland Culture 101 in Photos - Photo Gallery and Description of Poland Culture
By Kerry Kubilius, About.com Guide
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Wooden Boxes From Poland - Poland Folk Art
Poland Traditional Box
Tomasz Domagala © 2007
Carved wooden boxes in traditional folk style are great souvenirs from Poland. Traditionally, these wooden crafts were made during the winter months when farming families had to keep themselves occupied until spring. Some artists earned prominence for their box-making and -decorating skills. The symbols carved on top of the wooden boxes were thought to bring prosperity or protection. Brides' dowry chests were also decorated with these symbols.