Folk costumes of Podhale

Female

 

  These costumes are very colourful and each is very different.

 

They consist of:

- necklaces made of coral

- white, linen blouse with or without collar, can be embroidered

- a folk kind of corset, that is embroidered with sewing thread, sequins or painted

- underskirt (halka)

- skirt made of cotton, that has different colours and patterns/prints

- white socks

 

Accessories:

- big and small shawls

- sheepskin coat and sleeveless coat

- kapce – boots worn in this area of Poland during winter

Male

 

  The male costumes are simpler, then those of women.

 

They consist of:

- hat decorated with small shells

- white shirt embroidered decently tensed with traditionall pin

- belt

- trousers – made of wool, embroidered with parzenica

- kierpce – traditional folk shoes made of sheep leather

- cucha - traditionall coat

 

Accessories:

- hepherd’s axe (ciupaga) – thin light axe

- sheepskin coat and sleeveless coat

- kapce – boots worn in this area of Poland during winter