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 Szamotuły figurine shows the details of regional embroidery while maintaining all the substantive elements.
The most famous element of Szamotuły folklore is the regional costume, also outside Wielkopolska. It is one of the varieties of folk costumes once worn in Greater Poland. During the partitions, preserving regional traditions, for example by putting on folk costumes, was a manifestation of Polishness and at the same time strengthened the sense of community. Compared to other parts of Wielkopolska in the Szamotuły region, the folk costume was especially durable, as it was also worn in the interwar period – at a time when it was forgotten in other villages of Wielkopolska. Even in the 1970s, in Szamotuły, you could meet ladies who wore “szamotulsku”: they put on dark skirts with belts (aprons to the waist) and black caftans to the hips (“pipes” or “jacks” – today we would call them jackets) and they wore scarves on their heads.
Height: 14 cm
– bauble: glass
– box: decorative cardboard printed in the colors of Bombkarnia
Each of the elements was produced in Poland.