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Krakow Folk Costume

Krakow Folk Costume The Krakow costume was developed at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries and was the first peasant costume to be noticed by the upper social classes. It happened thanks to its uniqueness. It was the richest folk costume at that time. It differed from other costumes in terms of color…

Lublin Folk Costume

Lublin Folk Costume In traditional folk culture, a festive outfit testified not only to the property of the owner, his marital status, and social position, but above all to belonging to a wider cultural community. It was an expression of regional distinctiveness. Well-known researcher of Lublin folk costumes, prof. Janusz Świeży distinguished in this area…

Noble Kontusz Costume

Noble Kontusz Costume The nobleman's kontusz is probably the most characteristic element of the outfit of the nobility and wealthy Polish bourgeoisie in the 17th and 18th centuries, which can be seen in numerous paintings from that period. A noble's outfit for men is primarily an elegant outer garment with lapels, characteristic slit sleeves, tied…

Polish Harvest Festival (Dozynki)

Polish Harvest Festival called "Dozynki" In Poland a festival called "Dożynki" (harvest festival) was celebrated as early as the 16th century. Traditionally, farmers would celebrate the year’s labour with a holiday, after the crops (mainly grain) had been harvested. Land owners would organize festivals to reward their workers and to celebrate bountiful crops. The festivals…

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