Illustration set: Cut – the hair of the polish folks

  • Illustration set from book Cut – the hair of the Polish folks 
    which referring to the hair-related prejudice and common beliefs present in the Polish village culture.
    by Joanna Ambroz
  • Czepiec —​​​​​​​ the head covering of a married woman
  • Cut – the hair of the Polish folks (Cięcie – włosy ludu polskiego)
    The illustrated book referring to the hair-related prejudice and common beliefs present in the Polish culture. Book was published by “Wydawnictwo Bosz” in 2000 copies. I’m author of concept, research, illustration, graphic design and coordination of project. For the purposes of the book I have done some research within the XIX and XX centuries’ papers describing the superstitions, beliefs, routines and the medical practices common to the Polish culture, Cut – the hair of the Polish folks particularly in the Polish countryside. In the next step I requested Paweł Ziegler, a PhD student from Silesian University’s Philology Department, to write the book, on the basis of the data and sources gathered during my research. The visual layer of the publication is related to the mentors of the turn of the XIX and XX centuries – Egon Schiele – Vienna expressionist, and El Lissitzky, who embodies the constructivist idea.
  • Przeskoczka —​​​​​​​ a woman caught on intercourse outside of marriage
  • Rozpleciny — pre-marital creep consisting of teasing women hair
  • Father — ceremonial hair-cutting
  • Postrzyżyny — ceremonial hair-cutting
  • Shag I — shag disease
  • Shag Ipauper — shag disease
  • Pauper — a person excluded from the society who washes the corpse
  • Death

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