Pająk

English translation: pająk (Polish himmeli)//Polish himmeli

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Polish term or phrase:Pająk
English translation:pająk (Polish himmeli)//Polish himmeli
Entered by: Biurobob

09:04 Aug 19, 2018
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Polish term or phrase: Pająk
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https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pająk_(dekoracja)
Biurobob
Local time: 07:49
pająk (Polish himmeli)//Polish himmeli
Explanation:
I would leave it as pająk and add an explanation Polish himmeli, since himmeli is the name used in Western countrie.s. Alternatively, Polish himmeli should work too
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Pająki – protective decorations made of straw
https://lamusdworski.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/pajaki/

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pailles to słoma po francuska

Himmeli
Le Himmeli est une décoration de noël traditionnelle réalisée en paille issue des pays nordiques (Finlande, Suède, pays Baltes...).

Il s'agit de mobile pyramidaux parfois complexes réalisés à base de pailles (paille de seigle traditionnellement, on en trouve à présent en laiton ou paille plastique) suspendus au plafond. Ils auront été fabriqués durant l'automne resteront accrochés dans les intérieurs jusqu'au printemps, comme ornement de Noël.
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himmeli
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himmeli

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Finnish himmeli in its
function and outlook is
similar to the mobiles known
as ’pajaki’ in Poland.
https://www.kiks.unican.es/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/The-Sc...

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That himmeli are still made in Finland (and similar mobiles known as pajaki in Poland) is testament to the remnants of old agrarian traditions that have become incorporated into the more modern celebration of Christmas that has largely superseded older harvest/midwinter festivals.
https://blog.etsy.com/en/himmeli-the-geometry-of-the-heavens...

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Himmeli
No matter what you may call them: himmeli, sodas, oror, pajaki, puzurs , pavaks, pajak, spiders, universe or sky, straw crown (in Swedish-speaking Finland) or anxiety (in Sweden) all these names translate to these amazing straw geometric mobiles. Traditionally in the countries they are found, Belarus, Sweden, Finland, Poland, and Russia and others, this furnishing brings unexpected beauty and movement in a room.
https://thestrawshop.com/himmeli/
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3pająk (Polish himmeli)//Polish himmeli
Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
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pająk / kierec - protective decorations
geopiet

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pająk (Polish himmeli)//Polish himmeli


Explanation:
I would leave it as pająk and add an explanation Polish himmeli, since himmeli is the name used in Western countrie.s. Alternatively, Polish himmeli should work too
cccccccccn
Pająki – protective decorations made of straw
https://lamusdworski.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/pajaki/

cccccccc
pailles to słoma po francuska

Himmeli
Le Himmeli est une décoration de noël traditionnelle réalisée en paille issue des pays nordiques (Finlande, Suède, pays Baltes...).

Il s'agit de mobile pyramidaux parfois complexes réalisés à base de pailles (paille de seigle traditionnellement, on en trouve à présent en laiton ou paille plastique) suspendus au plafond. Ils auront été fabriqués durant l'automne resteront accrochés dans les intérieurs jusqu'au printemps, comme ornement de Noël.
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himmeli
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himmeli

cccc
Finnish himmeli in its
function and outlook is
similar to the mobiles known
as ’pajaki’ in Poland.
https://www.kiks.unican.es/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/The-Sc...

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Note added at 2 hrs (2018-08-19 11:39:46 GMT)
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cccccccccccc
That himmeli are still made in Finland (and similar mobiles known as pajaki in Poland) is testament to the remnants of old agrarian traditions that have become incorporated into the more modern celebration of Christmas that has largely superseded older harvest/midwinter festivals.
https://blog.etsy.com/en/himmeli-the-geometry-of-the-heavens...

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Note added at 5 hrs (2018-08-19 14:53:44 GMT)
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cccccccccc
Himmeli
No matter what you may call them: himmeli, sodas, oror, pajaki, puzurs , pavaks, pajak, spiders, universe or sky, straw crown (in Swedish-speaking Finland) or anxiety (in Sweden) all these names translate to these amazing straw geometric mobiles. Traditionally in the countries they are found, Belarus, Sweden, Finland, Poland, and Russia and others, this furnishing brings unexpected beauty and movement in a room.
https://thestrawshop.com/himmeli/

Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
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Local time: 01:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PolishPolish
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Reference: pająk / kierec - protective decorations

Reference information:
One of many traditional elements of interior decoration in the Polish villages of the past was an elaborate geometric ornament hanging down from the ceiling. It is called ‘pająk‘ (plural form: ‘pająki‘) and a literal translation of the name is a ‘spider‘. In some places of Poland it was also called a ‘kierec’ (name native to region of Kurpie in northeastern Poland), or – jokingly – a ‘żyrandol’ (chandelier). In the 19th century when ethnography as a systematic study arrived into the Polish lands and the Polish rural customs were first described in precise details, the presence of pająki was documented in all ethnically Polish lands. - https://lamusdworski.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/pajaki/

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The literal translation of Pajaki is “spiders of straw” and these paper chandeliers were part of the elaborate Christmas celebration of Polish peasants - https://www.designsponge.com/2011/07/past-present-pajaki-cha...

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