Zalipie is a village in Gmina Olesno, within Poviat Dombrowa, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland.
The village is known for the custom of painted huts. The custom of decorating rural rooms with flower paintings dates back to the late 19th century, when peasants began to decorate the interiors of their country houses with crepe paper flowers, patterns and thatched structures hanging from the ceiling and flowers painted on the walls. Paintings were also done on exterior walls of buildings, wells and fences. There are currently about twenty painted houses in Zalipie. This type of decoration also existed in other villages of the region located at the confluence of Vistula and Dunajec.
Currently, not only houses are painted, but also wells and doghouses. Thanks to these circumstances, Zalipye is popular among tourists. As a rule, women painted houses. In 1948, the “Collective of Craftswomen” artel was created. By 2018, 55 “Painted House” competitions had already been held.
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- Zalipie Museum : Since 1978 in Zalipie there has been a branch of the Tarnów Regional Museum – the Museum of Felicja Curyło (1904-1974), an active woman, artist, painter and propagator of this unique folk art. The home has been preserved in the same form as during the artist’s life.
- Top sights in Zalipie : The custom of painted huts / “House of Artists” / Museum of Felicia Tsurilova / “Malyovana hut.” Every year since 1948, a festival-competition called “Malevana Khata” has been held in Zalipye.
Go next : Villages : Borusowa and Podlipie./ Olesno , a village in Dąbrowa County / Dąbrowa Tarnowska , a town in Poland, in Lesser Poland Voivodeship.