The fashion of textile wall hangings originated in Germany. The specialist profession of designing patterns was developed in German towns at the end of the 19th century. The fashion of textile wall hangings spread from Germany to other European countries at the end of the 19th century. In Slovakia, they started to be used in some but not all villages after World War I. And what was the content of Slovak wall hangings? The largest number of wall hangings depicted home life, a cosy household, a kitchen and a woman – the homemaker. A large number featured love and religious topics, while others had traces of serious social events, mainly emigration. Some Slovak wall hanging production was devoted to the topic of children.