Friday, May 5, 2017

Postcards for the Weekend – Traditional Crafts

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Postcrossing card from Romania (RO-120653)
A 1st March tradition from Romania and Moldavia.
Giving this talisman to people is an old custom, and it is believed that the wearer will be strong and healthy for the year to come. It is also a symbol of the coming spring. [Wikipedia]

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Postcrossing card from Finland (FI-2174953)
National dress from middle Finland (Savo)

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Postcrossing card from the Netherlands
(NL-2606813)
Handpainted watercolour made by the sender (2014),
depicting the costume of Volendam.

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Postcrossing card from Russia (RU-3060730)
Russian nesting doll "Matryoshka”

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A Swedish card that I bought some years ago at a glassworks museum in Limmared, Västergötland.
The glassworks was founded in 1740.

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A Swedish “Dalahäst” – Dalecarlian Horse.
Traditional carved, painted wooden horse from the Swedish province of Dalarna (Dalecarlia).
(A postcard that I sent to someone rather recently.)

Weekend Linky Party:

Postcards for the Weekend 36: Traditional Craft Work

6 comments:

  1. A touching tradition from Romania, love the horse. It is interesting to watch the skill of glass blowing, the circular layout of the works on your card is fascinating.

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  2. YEAH, I wait for the weekend postcards!! My favorites are the huge horse, and the glassworks. The place looks way to dim! Each and every one fits so well into your traditional Crafts title.

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  3. Fascinating! And I love the horse, too :-)

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  4. now I might just wear a red string for good luck. as always these are lovely. I like the bright color of that last horse... would like to visit a glass blowing place

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  5. Always enjoy your weekend cards.

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  6. Hello Monica, very nice postcards! I've always wanted to get myself a Matryoshka doll but perhaps I have to wait until I'm actually able to visit Russia to take it as a trip souvenir. I don't know whether I will have that chance though! When I first visited Sweden, I took a small Swedish girl in national costume of yellow and blue. Now I regret not taking any miniature souvenir (could have been the Dalahast) during my most recent trip.

    I hope spring is more widespread in Sweden now! Happy weekend.

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