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Tiger – a king and a guide

The tiger is one of the largest cats in the world. He lives mainly in Asia, in forests and jungles, which is why he gained such a meaning in Asian folklore. And mostly there it is  considered to be the king of animals. The symbolism of the tiger is quite widespread. It is not only […]

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Mysterious and wise owls

The owl is quite an interesting bird. Some identify it with evil and impurity. Others, on the contrary, see an owl as a very wise animal. She is alert, intelligent but also mysterious. What do you think? Fear of invisible It is hard to see something in the woods at night, right? But you start […]

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Mushroom picking and its magic

Summer and the beginning of autumn is a perfect time to go into the woods and feel the magic of mushroom picking. You might think this activity is only popular in Eastern Europe, but it’s an activity enjoyed all across the globe. It is said that mushrooms appeared after Saint Peter dropped a piece of […]

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Mandala and elephants

Indian culture finds elephants as the animals that bring happiness and prosperity. And mandala shows the way to discover the answers to many questions. Their images appear on many occasions. Nowadays, they are used not only by monks and people associated with the sacred sphere, but also by ordinary people. Elephant Elephants are the epitome […]

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Names of paisley

A teardrop, a kidney, a mango, an almond, a slipper, a drop. Paisley has a lot of names and also a lot of history. The textile’s real name is “buta” but more commonly known as “paisley”. How did it happen? The name Paisley finds its roots in Scotland. The town of Paisley was the capital […]

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From a toy to a symbol

Horses are holy animals. Even Vikings knew that! Their strength and loyalty made them perfect battle companions and farm workers. Swedish seem to appreciate horses so much that they made them a national symbol of Swedish handcraft. It also became an unofficial symbol of Sweden itself. But they didn’t use any horse. They decided that […]

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Every excuse is a good one…

International Children’s Day is celebrated in November but some countries have different dates. In Eastern Europe it takes place on the 1st of June which means that It’s just around the corner! We love our kids and want to spoil them as much as we can. To give them the whole world. That’s why Children’s […]

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The Polish Rooster: a magical bird

Polish folklore is full of symbolism such as beautiful flowers and images of animals. The Poles believed in harmony, and used symbolic prints to express it. Amongst them, the rooster, a magical bird known for its rather macho behaviour. There are some reasons why a cockerel is one of the symbols of the Polish folklore. […]

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Matryoshka: a surprising fact

Rosy cheeks, bright-eyed face of a young woman surrounded by bright (usually red) colours and flowery, traditional ornamentation. When you think of Russia, what is the first thought that appears in your mind? What souvenir would you bring home? A wooden doll, perhaps? It is possible that you’ve never heard of the name “matryoshka” before. […]

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