Petra Lajdová (1978) Slovakia, Bratislava. Artist statement: I am seeking to renew interest in traditional art, offering a modern view of precious cultural heritage to today’s generations.. I aim to see new way of...
Backstage for Slovak Renaissance art work (2012-2014) (folk costumes and 100-200 year old archive headpieces styling preparation), celebrating the beauty and wealth of Slovak folk culture featuring a Renaissance of traditional clothing, tops and headdresses of single and married women, honoring their aesthetics, grace and artistic value. This Black and white photo documentation of čepčenie, the wedding ritual of taking off the wedding veil and donning the headdress worn by married women in Slovakia. It involves a complicated arrangement of the head, which is highly demanding for women who still master this art.