28th July, 2014

Anonymous asks:

how would you distinguish between polish and other slavic folk costumes? just wondering bc i can't find too many sources on it

slovak-folk-costumes:

Whoah friend, I’m not very good when it comes to Polish folk costumes! This is Slovak blog D: However I’ll try my best to answer your question from that little I know, there’s high chance I might be wrong with something though! All pictures are from this website.

1. Blouses usually have sleeves long or a little past elbow. The only exception I know are Goral areas on the borders with the Czech Republic and Slovakia and Lemko areas on borders with Slovakia and Ukraine.

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2. Look for red beads!! Poles have thing for red beads. So do some other Slavs though, so be careful.

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3. Also if you see wide strips on apron, pants and/or that thing men wrap around their waist, it’s 99,9% Polish.

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4. As for guys, if you see those long vests that reach almost to knees it’s probably Polish.

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5. Poles are the only non-East Slavs that wear straw hats.

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6. Also be careful when it comes to border areas! They often have same/very similar style in both Poland and bordering country, so you may for example describe Czech costume as Polish.

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(via Kroje a tak)

28th July, 2014

pocarovna asks:

Hi :) I don´ t really have any question to ask you, I simply wanted to tell you that I really like your blog. It inspires me a lot - I am interested in traditional fashion, and I use it for my blog as well. It would be very kind of you to have a look. So far I don´t have any polish pictures but I would like to add some!Keep up the good work :)

I like posts on your blog very much! I will gladly follow your finds!

Thanks for kind words - they are always welcome!

28th July, 2014

kasarins asks:

how do you tell the difference between polish folk costumes and other slavic folk costumes?

I’m definitely wrong person to ask, I think it’s a question for ethnologist. Polish folk costumes only are so varied, that sometimes it’s hard to show common elements.I found great  post about slavic folk cotumes on blog about Slovak folk costumes - Kroje a tak. Check it out!

28th July, 2014

dabsandtea asks:

Hey I'm looking for someone that can translate two paragraphs of polish for me? It's a message from a friend so it may have misspellings and foul language, which could be why no online translator really works. I'd really appreciate if you could help me out :)

Hi! Give me what you have and I will try to help!

24th July, 2014

Fot. T Bylina

Fot. M. Drozd
Jarmark Jagielloński - The Jagiellon Fair 
14- 17th of August 2014
I hope I will be there!
'Traditional arts and crafts showcased by folk artists from Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania are presented both in their pure, authentic forms and enriched with contemporary art which reaches for folk themes as a source of its inspiration. All this takes place in the streets of the Old Town in Lublin, where the centuries' old tenement houses have many stories to tell and hide many secrets. '

Fot. T Bylina

Fot. M. Drozd

Jarmark Jagielloński - The Jagiellon Fair 

14- 17th of August 2014

I hope I will be there!

'Traditional arts and crafts showcased by folk artists from Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania are presented both in their pure, authentic forms and enriched with contemporary art which reaches for folk themes as a source of its inspiration. All this takes place in the streets of the Old Town in Lublin, where the centuries' old tenement houses have many stories to tell and hide many secrets. '