The Czech Republic is one of the countries frequented by thousands of tourists in search for more traditional entertainment. It is especially famous for its long-standing folk art tradition. Folk art provides delight for both eyes and ears and at the same time enables the visitors to learn more about history and customs of this beautiful country. But what do you imagine when someone mentions folk art? What does this term even mean?
Different sides of folk art
In broader sense, ‘folk art’ refers to various products of visual arts, music, dance and literature. As the word ‘folk’ suggests, this form of art was created by common people, often from rural areas. From under their artful hands emerged beautifully crafted utility objects such as pottery and glassworks, folk costumes and accessories decorated with colorful embroidery and stirring music and dances, which for centuries brightened their days and enlivened their celebrations. Not only every occasion had special songs and costumes, but also every region was characteristic by their own set of folk art traditions.
In search for folklore
These traditions had such an important place in the history of Czech culture, that even in contemporary Czech Republic you can still witness fascinating presentations of this glorious past. Are you interested in folk art? Would like to have a first-hand experience of traditional Czech culture? Whether you attend large folklore festivals, small-group performances or pay a visit to some of the traditionally-themed local restaurants, you may expect a unique combination of folk art that will render your visit in the Czech Republic unforgettable.