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Polish Customs and Traditions 

Polish Folk Costumes (Kostiumy Folklorystyczne) ... 

The traditional costumes usually people are wearing on festive occasions

Polish folk costumes has been widely recognized as an important part of the heritage of traditional peasant culture.

Poland remains one of the few European countries in which with the onset of the 21st century one can still encounter some "living" manifestations of folk culture. The traditional costumes usually people are wearing on festive occasion.

Below are samples of only few folk costumes from Poland:




  << Traditional folk clothing of the  Highlanders from Babia Gora region.







Traditional folk clothing of the  Opoczyn region. >>                      











  << Traditional folk clothing of the  Piotrkow region.







   Traditional clothing from the Crakow (Krakow) region   


 Below pictures show man is wearing: waist-coat and "krakuska" the particular sort of a four cornered cap, and women is wearing: bodice and white blouse.



  A peacock feather in the cap is an inseparable part of full Krakow dress. Looks beautiful on the cap. 

  << See sample of the peacock feather on the left.                                




Lachy Sadeckie /Podegrodzie      Podlaski costume           Sieradzki costume       

Polish Folk Costumes shown on different old postcards:

  Polish Folk Costumes - Crakow (Krakow) Region

 Polish Folk Costumes - Cieszyn Region

 Polish Folk Costumes - Highlands Region

 Polish Folk Costumes - Lowicz Region

 Polish Folk Costumes - Lublin Region

 Polish Folk Costumes - Kurpie Region

 Polish Folk Costumes - Vicinity of Poznan

 Polish Folk Costumes - Vicinity of Pultusk

 Polish Folk Costumes - Rzeszow Region

Many traditions are regional.

Due to the rich variety of many regional traditions in Poland, some published information might be little different. 

Published information and images are for information only and are from the books: Poland's Living Folk Culture, Polskie Stroje Ludowe w Polsce and Stroj Ludowy w Polsce and old different postcards. Samples are from collection of old Polish Postcards and books printed in Poland.



Source: PI 


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