Costume of western Krakow region
Hello all, Today I will be talking about the Krakowiak costume. This is often considered to be the national costume of Poland, Krakow having always been the cultural capitol of Poland. . This is the center of the region called Malopolska, and the most copied costume by Polish dance groups, and of course the Krakowiak is one of the 5 National Dances of Poland. Here is a map of the Krakow region. There is much more variety to this costume than most people realize. I will be focusing on some…
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Lubocza, Kraków costume, southern Poland. Photo... - Polish Folk Costumes / Polskie stroje ludowe
Lubocza, Kraków costume, southern Poland. Photo taken in 1890s. Source: Adam Gryczyński / Czas zatrzymany.
Girls from the region of Kurpie Zielone, Poland,... - Polish Folk Costumes / Polskie stroje ludowe
Girls from the region of Kurpie Zielone, Poland, 1935. Archival image via NAC.
Folk clothing from vicinity of Rzeszów,... - Polish Folk Costumes / Polskie stroje ludowe
Folk clothing from vicinity of Rzeszów, south-eastern Poland. Image from Józef Grabowski’s book “Sztuka ludowa. Formy i regiony w Polsce”, 1967.