Each month, we take you behind the scenes of one of our Instagram posts.

Crowds of people showed up at the grand opening of the Kolache Shoppe’s new outpost in the Heights, perhaps trying to get their hands on a brisket kolache before it would sell out. If you look closely, you can see the newly rebranded Kolache Shoppe’s decor and patterned wallpaper adorning its walls.

Created by Field of Study as a part of Kolache Shoppe’s rebranding, the wallpaper references traditional Czech textiles, which feature a number of symbols of pysanky, a Ukranian Easter egg (also seen in Czech tradition) decorated in a wax-resist method.

Geometric floral patterns are frequently found in Czech folk textiles as well as their traditional costumes. Flowers and plants symbolize love, caring, and friendship. Diamonds represent knowledge.

Birds are symbols of fertility and fulfillment of wishes. It makes sense that birds would show up in Czech folk art, considering the craft was passed down from one generation of women to another.

The saw teeth that appear in the wallpaper represent loyalty and wisdom, and the dots represent the sun and stars.

The full project will be added to our site soon. Stay tuned for more details! Until then, check out our Instagram feed.