FOLK RITUALS CUT-OUT

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The ceremony of marriage, as well as a funeral one used to be the most important events in the life of a folk community. They marked the passages in the cycle of life, were connected with intense emotions- of joy and sorrow. Both the wedding and funeral ceremonies were celebrated at home, in peasant’s cottage. The house represented the sacred areas, the festive mood that all people find necessary: a table serving as the sacrificial table, sacred pictures serving as the House of God. Durring weddings, the house was the host’s showcase, furnished and decorated with the utmost care. Both the rich and the poor were dying at home. It was a common opinion that a decease at different place  ( just like a suddan death ) violates the solemnity of death, disturbs the order of the customs and ceremonies related to death.

 

draw 9„Baking of the Kolache”, 2012, cut-out, pencil, paper, 34×46 cm,

 

draw 8Wedding eve, 2012, cut-out, pencil, paper, 34×46 cm

 

draw 7Unveiling and capping ceremony, 2012, cut-out, pencil, paper, 34×46 cm

draw 10Wedding twig, 2012, cut-out, pencil, paper, 34×46 cm

draw 6Unbraiding, 2012, cut-out, pencil, paper, 34×46 cm

draw 5Covering the mirrors, 2012, cut-out, pencil, paper, 34×46 cm

 

draw 4The gown of the dead, 2012, cut-out, pencil, paper, 34×46 cm

 

draw 3Stopping the clocks and a candle in the hands, 2012, cut-out, pencil, paper, 34×46 cm

 

draw 2„Obituary, 2012, cut-out, pencil, paper, 34×46 cm

 

draw 1 Lloretan bell and overturned stools, 2012, cut-out, pencil, paper, 34×46 cm