This costume was worn since the mid-19th century by peasants from the lands of Sandomierska Valley, located in the southeastern Poland. It had disappeared after the Second World War and became gradually replaced by Kraków folk costume. Rzeszów female folk dress customarily included: a linen blouse with an elaborately embroidered collar, a velvet corset and button jacket – „katanka“, adorned with ribbons, beads and embroidery. Full skirt was covered by a bright pinafore with a white embroidery. The young girls wore hair in plaits, trimmed with flowers and ribbons. Married women put hair in a bun and then put on embroidered bonnet. The whole costume was completed with lace-up shoes, similar to men’s boots and strings of beads, which was often girl’s dowry. This handmade glass girl brings memories about the traditional costume and the embroidery from the Sandomierska Valley. It belongs to the Bombkarnia author’s collection.
Size: ~ 14 cm