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Polish clothing - Polish folk costumes


queenq 1 | -
21 Oct 2008 #1
Hi,

I am an American doing a report on polish clothing and I am especially interested in discussing Polish folk costumes such as the following: £owicki, Kujawski and the mountaineer costume from Podhale.

I want to know the symbolism of the costumes listed above and if people still wear the costumes during special occasions. Also, I found the modernized national costumes 'The voice of the people' by Malgorzata Magiera during the Krakow Fashion Awards display in Krakow, Poland, 05 April 2008.

Do people in Poland really wear these outfits or something similar? Ideally, I would like to do a compare and contrast of past and present Polish clothing.

PLEASE HELP!
LondonChick 31 | 1,133
21 Oct 2008 #2
Also, I found the modernized national costumes 'The voice of the people' by Malgorzata Magiera during the Krakow Fashion Awards display in Krakow,

This sounds interesting... do you have a link?

Re national costume, I've visited Poland many times, and the only people that I've seen wearing national costume are the characters on a bottle of Zywiec :)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379
21 Oct 2008 #3
You might find some video on youtube of folk groups wearing national costume. There have been one ore two pop songs with people wearing something akin to national dress. Usually anything connected to the mountains.
Polonius3 994 | 12,380
21 Oct 2008 #4
Polish regional garb (folk attire) is worn nowadays mainly on ceremonial occasions or for tourist purposes. Religious processions and harvest-home events are among such occasions. Soemtimes you will find waitresses wearing stylised versions of folk attire or highlanders who pose for pictures or drive horse-drawn characters for the benefit of tourists.
jonni 16 | 2,482
21 Oct 2008 #5
Wearing it would attract some strange stares on the subway or in the supermarket.
Polonius3 994 | 12,380
21 Oct 2008 #6
What do you think -- would someone in a cowboy outfit in the NY subway evoke the same, greater or lesser sensation than a G√≥ral or £owicz-clad bloke in the Warsaw metro?
bluestar - | 3
11 Oct 2009 #7
Oct 11, 09, 21:03 - Thread attached on merging:
Polish Clothing

I'm doing a project on poland and i need information on clothing for a one page report and i need help. the report needs to show the parts of the dress, a sketch of the dress, and what the dress is used for. please help.
beckski 12 | 1,617
11 Oct 2009 #8
I'm doing a project on poland and i need information on clothing

You need to be more specific. Are you referring to traditional Polish folk clothing or modern day, etc?
bluestar - | 3
11 Oct 2009 #9
traditional clothing. like the dresses they use in festivals.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133
11 Oct 2009 #10
bluestar

Like Beckski said, you are going to need to be a bit more specific... we can probably help you if you have a particular question, but if you think that we're going to do your homework for you, you have another think coming!!! :)

Meanwhile.... google is your friend.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379
11 Oct 2009 #11
try this: stroje.pl/default/index/index/fid/52

just click on the names.
Polonius3 994 | 12,380
15 Oct 2009 #12
Check out: raymond@polartcenter.com The Polish Art Center of Michigan dispenses info and advice on the subject of Polish folklore, reigonal attire, etc.
bluestar - | 3
29 Oct 2009 #13
Folk costumes from krakow.
Google has given me some info.
hpretty242 - | 1
19 Jan 2010 #14
Jan 19, 10, 22:35 - Thread attached on merging:
Polish Costumes

Hi,
My grandson was told he needed to write an essay on one of his families cultures and since I half Polish and half Spanish I thought I would research the Polish side first. I'm mainly interested in the costumes they wear at special ocassions. I am unable to spell some of these dresses but I know they wear a headdress with flowing ribbons and the dress is white with different color ribbons sewed around the skirt of the dress. Can you send me a picture of this and a few other costumes?

Thank you for your kindness in helping me.
hpretty242
SeanBM 35 | 5,806
19 Jan 2010 #15
Hello hpretty242,

And welcome to the Polish Forums.

Like Spain I am sure, Poland has many different traditional customs from different regions.

So for an example, Zakopane, highlanders in the south of Poland, 100 km south of Krakow in the Tatra mountains have these kinds of costume:

poland podhale

And here are some from Krakow: poland zakopane dress

traditional embroidered woolen costumes with their characteristic parzenica motifs.

I don't know if you want any particular region's costume or just an example but perhaps for your project you could take several examples and compare and contrast them.

Good luck.
frd 7 | 1,399
19 Jan 2010 #16
hpretty242

Poles from different regions of Poland wear different costumes connected to local folklore and culture. Which region precisely are you trying to focus on? or is it supposed to be more general?
enkidu 7 | 623
19 Jan 2010 #17
Other costumes are just regional and peasant's clothes. There is only one REAL polis costume.
This is kontusz (don't forget the saber). :
Fidelma - | 1
11 Nov 2010 #18
I am a teacher with two Polish children in my class. We are doing a Christmas show and I would love to have the children dressed in traditional Polish costume. When I asked them about costumes, they said that only their grandparents know about them. It's probably a long shot but does anyone know of somewhere that I could get them? I haven't had any success searching online. Thank you!
zetigrek
11 Nov 2010 #19
Maybe try to write to cepelia.pl/en/ - Cepelia.
Mind that there is no 1 folk costume. There are many costumes depending on region. There are also region without folk dress.
ShortHairThug - | 1,101
11 Nov 2010 #20
On this page you will find a list of just some of the regions and the costumes representing them but it's far from being a complete list. perfekt.krakow.pl/costumes
zetigrek
11 Nov 2010 #21
Here you have examples of folk costumes
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polskie_stroje_ludowe

There is difference between folk costume (which was created in the break of XIX/XX) and national costume (since XVI cent.)
Most Poles don't even know what is Polish national costume.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BBupan
polishmeknob 5 | 154
1 Aug 2012 #22
polishmeknob.blogspot.com/2012/08/corpus-christi-in-owicz.html
You can view some here.
beckski 12 | 1,617
1 Aug 2012 #23
Great Polish costumes. Some of the little girls look like me, when I was little. My mom tried to encourage me to participate in Polish folk dancing, when I was a kid. Now I wish I would have listened to mama:(
rybnik 18 | 1,454
1 Aug 2012 #24
My mom tried to encourage me to participate in Polish folk dancing, when I was a kid. Now I wish I would have listened to mama:(

I feel the same way about my 2 girls in that I didn't encourage them. Now, of course, I wish I did.
I didn't seem important at the time.
nunczka 8 | 458
1 Aug 2012 #25
Polish Krakowianki celebrating a wedding

youtube.com/watch?v=oT1SGL2BuwY&feature=related
polishmeknob 5 | 154
2 Aug 2012 #26
My mom tried to encourage me to participate in Polish folk dancing, when I was a kid. Now I wish I would have listened to mama:(

Is Polish folk dancing organized like Irish stepdancing (i.e. competition-wise)?
Plus, it's never too late to start ;)
Jonpwilson
19 Mar 2019 #27
Does anyone know where in Melbourne (Australia) I can get a traditional (or folk) polish outfit for my 7 year old daughter?
jon357 74 | 21,934
19 Mar 2019 #28
Amazon might be a good bet. Failing that, these people may be able to advise: polishcommunity.org.au/en/


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