Goose and goslings

Zofia Postawa1958

 The Ethnographic Museum in Kraków

The Ethnographic Museum in Kraków

The figurines crafted by Zofia Postawa were made out of chestnut-bread dough, painted with oil paints to give them a glazed sheen.

Chestnut-bread dough, although perishable, was a cheap and easy material used to manufacture small items, various figurines sold as children's toys.

The oeuvre of Ludwik and Zofia Postawa from Pychowice consists of small figurines (up to several centimetres tall), mainly related thematically to Cracovian legends and customs, with the Hobby Horse and Sir Twardowski at the forefront. The others depict animals: dogs, cats, roosters, hares, horses, chickens with chicks, or geese with goslings. There is also an entire set that depicts a wedding, where the wedding procession, guests and band in the courtyard of a country house are surrounded by farm animals.


  • Title: Goose and goslings
  • Creator: Zofia Postawa
  • Date Created: 1958
  • Location Created: Kraków - Pychowice
  • Physical Dimensions: base 8.7 x 7.8 cm, height 8.5 cm
  • Type: toy
  • Medium: chestnut-bread dough, oil paints

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