Category Archives: Wooden boxes

Labyrinth

Labyrinths have fascinated  people since ancient times.  Herodotus  describes a labyrinth in ancient Egypt that was uncovered in the nineteenth century, larger than most Pyramids. It was also found in the Galicia area of modern day Spain.  Labyrinth images were … Continue reading

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Why is America called America

In my last previous I  wrote about daPolonia.com   world map wooden box that is based on the map gores of Martin Waldseemuller and his 1507 map, that was the first to name the newly discovered lands. in 1507 we have not … Continue reading

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America’s Birth Certificate A history lesson in a wooden world map box

daPolonia has quite a few map boxes in it’s collection.It is well known that inanimate object often time tell stories. Our box bearing the image of Walseemuller’s map gore can be described as a history lesson in a box. The … Continue reading

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Tradtional Polish wooden boxes and Picture Frames in Art Nouveau Style

The Polish traditional wooden boxes, and the pictures frames that follow in it’s path would seem far removed from a style movement popular in the closing years of the 19th century. Polish wooden boxes making dates back millenniums and is … Continue reading

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The Bullet Box

This beautiful Polish wooden box is a classic example of Poland tradition of making wooden boxes. It is hard to pin down the origin of wooden boxes making in Poland. One version says, that in the past the nobility used … Continue reading

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The making of the Polish wooden box

The Polish wooden box you are holding in your hand have traveled a long way before reaching its final beautiful shape. Made of linden wood, culled by the Polish farmers to make room for new growth, the cut lumber is … Continue reading

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How it all began

Some of you may wonder why daPolonia was created…

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