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 figurine of Opocznia 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 lands of Kielecczyzna, located in the southeastern Poland. Today, it is still used as a festive garment and on the folk song and dance festivals. Opoczno male folk dress customarily includes: a bright shirt with embroidery on a collar, a vest and a linen pants in dark colours – „portki“. On the cold days it is necessary to wear a white overcoat – „sukmana“ with contrasting black trimming, which highlighted cut of the collar, cuffs and pockets. The whole costume is completed with a felt hat with decorative buckle, a woollen belt and high leather boots. This handmade glass boy brings memories about the traditional costume and the embroidery from the Kielecczyzna region. It belongs to the Bombkarnia author’s collection.
Height ~ 14 cm
– bauble: glass
– box: decorative cardboard printed in the colors of Bombkarnia
Each of the elements was produced in Poland.