This costume has been worn since the beginning of the 19th century by peasants from the lands of Mazovia, located in the east-central Poland. It is one of the best known Polish folk costume, but also one of the most modified. Inhabitants of Łowicz still wear their costumes on processions during the feast of Corpus Christi. Those costumes are also used by very successful polish folk group „Mazowsze“, which perform all over the world. Łowicz female folk dress customarily includes: a white, floral motifs embroidered blouse with wide cuffs and a dress – „wełniak“, which in polish means „made of wool“. A velvet corset of the dress is always black, which beautifully contrasts with colourful stripes on a woollen skirt. The edge of the skirt is made of a black velvet with embroidered roses. The whole costume is completed with a pinafore – „zapaska“, which is made of the same fabric as the skirt, knee-high boots with colour shoe-laces, a silk headscarve and an amber or a coral jewellery. This handmade glass girl brings memories about the traditional costume and the embroidery from the Mazovia region. It belongs to the Bombkarnia author’s collection.
Size: ~ 14 cm