''Bring my popsicle!'' - that's the kind of request you might still hear from grandma or grandpa in some regions of Poland. So what is a pularysek?
. Pularys, pulares or pugilares - all these names, despite sounding slightly different, have one meaning. It is an old term for potfel, which used to function in the dialect of Warsaw, Podkarpacie and Małopolska. Today, it is much less common, although it can still be heard from older residents. Interestingly, different diminutives were used, depending on the region and the dialect used there. Thus - in Podkarpacie one could hear polaros or palaros, in Małopolska pularesik and pularysek, and in Warsaw pulares.
. The word pularys comes from the Latin pugilares, and its original meaning was a writing tablet, a notebook. The secondary meaning is that it is a kind of small pocket folder with compartments for notes and documents - doesn't this description sound familiar?
Let's move to the medieval, Kraków market square. It's noisy, crowded, merchants shouting encouragement to buy their goods. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, there is one element that is distinctive and recurring among the people - a leather pouch, proudly hanging at the waist. Originally, it was only meant to protect its owner's money, but it soon became apparent that it could also serve a decorative function. The desire to stand out and mark one's social status is timeless and also applied to the Middle Ages - the more ornate the pouch, or later the pouch, the richer the owner. Neither pouches nor purses resembled the appearance of wallets as we know them today. However, they share the main principles and the material from which they were made. All of the wallet prototypes were created to safely store and carry cash, and because of the function they performed, they had to be made with attention to detail and, above all, durable materials.
There's a reason why one of the most commonly chosen materials has always been leather.
PULARYS - more than a wallet
The PULARYS brand was created out of a passion for leather goods. It is a nod to our family tradition of working with leather. At the time when our family business was founded, the word pularys was in common use - my grandfather just called his wallet that. Building on the knowledge of our ancestors, we are creating a new chapter of family history.
Our wallets are made of high quality materials. However, we remember that the most important factor in the process of creating a wallet is the person, his or her skills and knowledge of the subject. The hand finishing of the products and attention to detail give them their own character and soul. For us, they are more than just wallets, which is why we hope that we put them in good hands - in your hands.
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