We are very happy to present to you the weaving traditions of Przeworsk and the Polish-Slovak borderland. Today, this vanishing profession, formerly pride of the region extolling Przeworsk and its surroundings, not only in Poland but also abroad.
The Cross-Border Trail of Craftsmen is a project implemented by the Municipality of Przeworsk in partnership with the Regional Development Agency in Svidnik (Slovakia), co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Poland – Slovakia 2014-2020.
Within the micro-project, a study entitled "Analysis of historical - cultural potential of the Polish-Slovak borderland " was prepared. Additionally, a study visit to Kiezmark to the European Folk Craftsmanship Festival and weaving workshops were organized.
The weaving workshops conducted in Przeworsk were addressed to all enthusiasts of this craft and those who wanted to learn not only about culture, but also about the history and disappearing professions of our ancestors.
Within a few days, the participants could learn about the history of weaving, the raw materials used and even the various weaving techniques. Particular emphasis was placed on traditional Przeworsk craft guilds, such as weaving and cloth guild, which the town was famous for as early as the Middle Ages.
The workshop programme included, among other things, weaving on heddle, vertical and back strap looms with a heddle, warp patterns with the use of wiring looms, weaving on horizontal looms with two and four loom shafts, weaving of tapestries as well as other artistic techniques.