Are you a fan of folk prints that are at the heart of cultural heritage and celebrate rich cultural history and art? Then you came to the right place!
Many countries have a rich history of folk prints used in traditional clothes, beddings and many more. The most famous folk patterns come Scandinavian countries, Russia, Mexico and others.
Scandinavian folk print – symmetry
The main feature that makes Scandinavian folk print unique compared to other countries is symmetry. In Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish folk patterns, you can find colourful symmetric horses, birds, wild animals and motifs of various flowers.
Scandinavian folk patterns use a variety of bold colours. The featuring colours are blue, green, yellow, red, and purple.
Russian and Polish folk patterns
One of the main characteristics of Russian and Polish folk prints is the visualisation of nature, especially different flowers, leaves, trees and animals, especially birds. Russian prints often feature doll matrioshka, horses, birds and other animals. Some symmetry’s motifs can also be found in Russian and Polish folk patterns.
The type of pattern depends on the shape of artwork. Folk prints were used to decorate cheeseboards, plates, teapots and other.
The variety of colours in Mexican folk prints
Mexican folk patterns are very colourful and full of joy. Images of saints and attributes of the dead world are also very popular. Prints are used to decorate plates, silver jewellery, textiles, pottery, hammocks and other.
How to introduce folk motifs to your home
If you love travelling and collect traditional patterns from all over the world, you can use them in your home décor. Various folk patterns look great on a white wall because it creates a contrast with bold and intricate folk designs.