Polish Folk Costumes

I'm Miodusia, click me!        Hi, I'm Miodusia! This dress I am wearing is the Łowicki costume. It is the traditional dress of Łowicz, a town in central Poland, and a distinctive center of the regional Polish folklore. The regional folk artists used to weave the colourful, striped fabrics called "pasiaki". They also used to make cute paper cut-outs and to form special adornments, called "paj±ki", (lit. "spiders"), made of straw and the colourful tissue-papers, hanging from the ceiling like chandeliers. The action of the famous novel of the Nobel prize winner, S.Reymont, "The Peasants", describing a XIXth century Polish village, was set in Lipce, near Łowicz.
    The number that is playing right now is my theme song, "Szła Dzieweczka". If you click on my picture you will see another regional costume.

Here are a few of my other favorite folksongs:

Pytala Sie Pani
Góralu czy ci nie żal
Szła Dzieweczka do Laseczka
Płynie Wisła
Czyja to Dziewczyna

     If you see strange symbols instead of some of the "special" Polish letters, I might not be able to help you see them. But, if you want to try; take a look HERE.

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If you'd like to learn a little bit about Polish Christmas carols, click HERE

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