„to take (…) simple art poured by highlanders in decorations of their
home appliances, tools, their costumes, and by developing elements in
this manner, we could come up with a decorative style
whose special value would lie even in its uniqueness itself”
said Karol Buls, the mayor of Brussels, about the artistic activity of students of the School of Sculpture in Zakopane, Diary of the Tatra Association vol. VIII, Kraków 1878.