Polish national costume
A glass lady dressed according to the 18th century fashion. Her court dress in a deep red shade is decorated with embroidered golden plant ornaments, glistening pearls and sparkling crystals at the neckline. The outfit is complemented by a hairstyle pinned up in a bun, topped with an elaborate headband, a jewel collar and a fan, without which no elegant woman could do. A hand-painted figurine inspired by the portrait of Maria Leszczyńska by Alexis Simon Belle belongs to the original collection of Bombkarnia.
Polish national costumes appeared in the Commonwealth in the 16th century and survived in a slightly changed form until the interwar period. Reserved for representatives of noble families, they were closely related to the ideas and Sarmatian culture, which were to be instilled in Poland by the legendary Sarmatian tribe from the east. The clothes worn by the nobles brought to mind this eastern character thanks to the use of expensive fabrics with intense colors, as well as initially imported silk kontusz sashes. Wearing in Old Polish also implied shaved hair and a large stubble. Also, strongly influenced by Western fashion, the clothes of Polish ladies gained local accents in the form of fur-lined outer garments and caps. During the turmoil of war, the Polish dress served as a uniform, and from the 19th century, when Poland ceased to exist on the maps of Europe, wearing it was an expression of patriotic feelings. His originality aroused admiration also abroad, as evidenced by the numerous preserved portraits of Sarmatians, including the best known Polish nobleman Rembrandt van Rijn.
Height ~ 15 cm
– bauble: glass
– box: decorative cardboard printed in the colors of Bombkarnia
Each of the elements was produced in Poland.