In the Afro-Kurpie Collection, Erwin Michalec plays with the idea of what would happen if Kurpie were located somewhere in Africa. The popular motifs ( trees and birds) He changes for African trees and animals.

Afro Kurpie

Although Erwin Michalec was born in North Poland, the real place of his childhood was Kurpie in Central Poland, known for its  Wycinanki" (pronounced Vee-chee-non-kee is the Polish word for 'paper-cut design.  This is usually a symmetrical design, cut from a single piece of coloured paper, and folded a single time, with spruce trees and birds as the most popular motifs.