Polish Folk Costumes - Internet Resources
Let me start with a selection of articles about Polish folk costumes in Polish Culture site:
Polish Folk Costumes in different Regions of Poland - Past & Present .
Polish Mountaineers - Folk Costumes, Tradition and History.
selection of articles about Polish folk costumes.
We also wrote about traditions in Silesia with a picture of miners in their celebrational uniforms.
Check Polish Folk Costumes - Internet Stores and Portals if you would like to purchase any of the costumes.
Resources in English
NEW SITE! EasternEuropeanArt.Com - offers a selection of folk art, cosyumes, textiles, dolls, embroidery from all over Easter Europe - Poland including.
InfoPoland - folk costumes - offers links to websites in English with Polish costumes.
Images of folk-costumes from 36 different regions and locations in Poland from a Polish store "Perfect" - we wrote about this store in the article about Stores and Portals. It contains an interactive map - click on the map the you would see costumes from the selected region. See beautiful pictures from dance festival and much more - over 500 images!
Majka's Polish folk Resources - links to Polish folk resources.
Links to Folk and Dance Costume Books from Polish Art Center
Beautiful folk dress (called zapaska) from Opoczno region
Resources in Polish
- some of the Polish sources contain beautiful photographs and historical and cultural description of costumes - but in Polish only.
Ethnographic Museum in Krakow - mainpage. Check costumes from different regions of Poland- very good historical introduction with some pictures.
Polskie Stroje Ludowe (Polish folk costumes) from Biesiada - wonderful selection of Polish costumes with lots of information. It consist of several pages with costumes for many regions in Poland - press the arrow to move to the next page. The last page contains a selection of all Polish folk costumes.
Gallery of the dance group in Nowa Huta. Here are the folk costumes from Nowy Sacz which is a part of the mountaineers region.
Gallery of folk dance group - Slowianki from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Links to different regions of Poland and abroad (on the left) - press it to see the photos from the selected region.
Silesia - folklor and costumes - from a district near Katowice - called Dabrowka Mala - now it is a part of Katowice - a center of Upper Silesia.
Check the selection of historical military Polish costumes, which are available quite cheap! Check also links to stores and information about
folk, military and historical costumes.
Dress up a Polish paper doll and a
written by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn, March 26, 2004 (article #176)
Below are links to books about Polish customs and traditions:
Polish Customs, Traditions and Folklore written by Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, Mary Anne Knab (Illustrator)
Polish Weddings Customs & Traditions by Sophie Hodorowicz Knab
Singing Back The Sun: A Dictionary of Old Polish Customs and Beliefs
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