One of the most famous collections of Bombkarnia is the one referring to regional embroidery. We want to present the heritage of Polish folk art in a new way, i.e. on glass baubles. The hand-made Lach’s figurine shows the details of regional embroidery while maintaining all the substantive elements.
This costume has been worn since the beginning of the 19th century by peasants from the foothills of Sądecczyzna, located in the south of Poland. People, who live on this land, call themselves “Lachowie”. Because of Tatra Mountains neighbourhood, some parts of their costume were inspired by a traditional highlander’s fashion. After the Second World War, Lachów Sądecki costume has became a festive garment and today is still used on the folk song and dance festivals. Lachów Sądecki male folk dress customarily includes: a linen shirt with a red embroidery on a collar, blue pants – „błękicia“ and a overcoat called „wafferonk“, because of a cut and a trimming, which were inspired by a 18th century swedish military uniform. According to the legend, first wafferonks were donated to the inhabitants of this land by a king Jan Kazimierz, after a victorious battle with the swedish army. The whole costume is completed with a wide leather belt, similar to those worn by the highlanders, a felt hat, an embroidered little tie and knee-high leather boots. This handmade glass boy brings memories about the traditional costume and the embroidery from the Sądecczyzna region. It belongs to the Bombkarnia author’s collection.
Size: ~14 cm
– bauble: glass
– box: decorative cardboard printed in the colors of Bombkarnia
Each of the elements was produced in Poland.