Since today is Valentine’s Day today, we’re sharing some of the love and fertility symbols you’ll find in the current exhibit Čičmianske Domy: The Houses of Čičmany Village

The houses of Čičmany Village are decorated with the same motifs that appear on the area’s embroidered folk dress. Some of these symbols can be found in art and embroidery worldwide, including Europe, China and India. The motifs have been found on European Neolithic pottery shards and carved into the mysterious Venus figures of the same period. Ethnographers have studied the symbols and have assigned meaning to various signs.



No Comments

  • Very powerful influence of embroidery in these images. I want to say as a result of these images, this artwork is really fantastic. I prefer hand embroidered dresses for myself. because I like its effective design.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Art Connects US

Art connects us. Art connects cultures, people, and communities across the globe. The Art Connects US silent auction will support the livelihood of artists across the globe and help the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library continue our work of connecting people to the Czech and Slovak culture.

View Auction