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    The Lower Silesian Bauble Museum in Milicz

    The Polish countryside is beautiful at any time of the year. One of the interesting parts of Poland is Milicz. There is a chance to stroll around marvelous glades, chill out by the lakes, and see the palace of Maltzan. Moreover, Milicz was the capital of Christmas decorations from the 1950s till 2008. The baubles produced there were sold all over the world. The former factory houses of the museum designed over 6.000 different styles of Christmas decorations.

    The Museum in Milicz presents a collection of baubles decorated with the Lower Silesian pattern. Lower Silesia is a region where the cultural identity did not survive after 1945. The population there is ethnographically diversed and it creates a kind of mosaic of traditions. The cultural richness of Lower Silesia lies precisely in this diversity of cultural threads.

    The concept of a regional pattern for Lower Silesia combines design motifs of handicrafts from various parts of Poland into any composition that is a kind of mosaic of tradition. The author of the “contemporary Lower Silesian pattern” is a folk artist – Ryszard Glegoła. He creates compositions from folk design elements and transfers them to various objects, using the traditional method of “painting with wax”. In his own decorative technique, he uses silicone paint instead of wax.

    In 2021, the Department of Trade Marks at the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland issued a decision on granting a protection right for the word-figurative trademark of Lower Silesia Pattern mosaic of tradition Lower Silesian bauble.

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