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Vintage complete woman's Polish folk costume from Lowicz Poland - embroidered blouse | striped dress apron | velvet bodice | cotton kerchief

Vintage complete woman's Polish folk costume from Lowicz Poland - embroidered blouse | striped dress apron | velvet bodice | cotton kerchief

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: wool, cotton, embroidery, lace, trim, velvet
  • Favorited by: 118 people
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From Pittsburgh, PA

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ITEM DESCRIPTION:
This listing is for an authentic Polish folk costume from the Lowicz region of central Poland. The costume includes four elements: dress, apron, blouse, and kerchief. The dress and apron are made from hand-woven wool fabric and the apron is decorated with sequins, beads and velvet trim. The bodice part of the dress is made from black velvet fabric and has a lovely smocked and pleated design on the front. The blouse features beautiful hand-embroidered floral designs and handmade pink crochet lace at the cuffs. The kerchief is made of a lovely patterned cotton fabric and trimmed with handmade green crochet lace and fringe along the edge. This complete costume is handmade according to local traditions and likely comes from around the Skierniewice area, circa 1940-50s. The costume is in very good, wearable condition with only minimal signs of wear and is sturdy enough for many years of wear, folk dancing, and/or display.

Measurements are approximate and taken with article(s) laying flat:
Dress - Across front: approx. 16-17" between underarms
Dress - Across shoulders: 13"
Dress - Waist: approx. 29" around
Dress - Length: 38.5"
Blouse - Across front: 20"
Kerchief: approx. 30" square not including fringe

Very Good Condition - light normal wear; some sequins missing from apron

Need more photos? Sure! Etsy limits me to just 5 photos of each item, but I typically have a dozen or more images of every item, so please send an e-mail request to see more!

I have hundreds of other ethnic textiles and folk garments for sale and am working on adding them to Etsy, but feel free to contact me in the meantime if you are looking for something specific as I might have it in stock or be able to get it for you. I also offer consulting in ethnographic textile care, storage, exhibition, and preservation.

I am located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) and local shoppers are invited to view items or try them on in person before buying. Foreign buyers are always welcome and payment can be made by PayPal or via bank transfer to my EU account. Please note that the posted international shipping is correct for individual listings, but will be less than stated when buying multiple items. Please e-mail me for an exact quote.

Anything else? Please ask!

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A note regarding condition: All of the costumes and textiles that I sell are vintage and have typically seen decades of use resulting in expected wear and tear that add to the history and authenticity of each piece. In case of above average wear, I try to list any significant damages and heavy signs of use in the above description. Depending on the age, materials, and condition, I will often hand-wash more durable, colorfast cotton and linen elements, but embellished garments, heavier wool pieces or items made from silk or fine fabrics are sold in the original, unwashed condition. Small holes or stains, missing sequins/beads, worn trim, and other marks related to standard wear are common and do not detract from the value of most pieces. Please keep in mind that a vintage textile or garment in very good condition might still show signs of use, storage and age. Unless otherwise noted, all of the items listed for sale are in very good, stable condition and are suitable for use, wear or display. I am more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have, so please ask questions to allow me to offer you the best service possible. I stand behind every item I sell and want you to be happy with your purchase.

Textile enthusiasts, folk dancers and fashion designers around the world have fallen in love with traditional European peasant costumes and I am very happy to offer a diverse selection for you to enjoy on Etsy. These costumes are authentic elements of European folk culture and such pieces are becoming increasing difficult to find outside of collections and museums. I have personally collected many of the costumes while doing ethnographic field research in Europe and try to provide as much information as possible when passing them along to a new home.

Thank you for visiting my shop!
FREE US SHIPPING! DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE ON LARGER PURCHASES! Please e-mail for a coupon code when buying 3 or more items at a time.

ITEM DESCRIPTION:
This listing is for an authentic Polish folk costume from the Lowicz region of central Poland. The costume includes four elements: dress, apron, blouse, and kerchief. The dress and apron are made from hand-woven wool fabric and the apron is decorated with sequins, beads and velvet trim. The bodice part of the dress is made from black velvet fabric and has a lovely smocked and pleated design on the front. The blouse features beautiful hand-embroidered floral designs and handmade pink crochet lace at the cuffs. The kerchief is made of a lovely patterned cotton fabric and trimmed with handmade green crochet lace and fringe along the edge. This complete costume is handmade according to local traditions and likely comes from around the Skierniewice area, circa 1940-50s. The costume is in very good, wearable condition with only minimal signs of wear and is sturdy enough for many years of wear, folk dancing, and/or display.

Measurements are approximate and taken with article(s) laying flat:
Dress - Across front: approx. 16-17" between underarms
Dress - Across shoulders: 13"
Dress - Waist: approx. 29" around
Dress - Length: 38.5"
Blouse - Across front: 20"
Kerchief: approx. 30" square not including fringe

Very Good Condition - light normal wear; some sequins missing from apron

Need more photos? Sure! Etsy limits me to just 5 photos of each item, but I typically have a dozen or more images of every item, so please send an e-mail request to see more!

I have hundreds of other ethnic textiles and folk garments for sale and am working on adding them to Etsy, but feel free to contact me in the meantime if you are looking for something specific as I might have it in stock or be able to get it for you. I also offer consulting in ethnographic textile care, storage, exhibition, and preservation.

I am located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) and local shoppers are invited to view items or try them on in person before buying. Foreign buyers are always welcome and payment can be made by PayPal or via bank transfer to my EU account. Please note that the posted international shipping is correct for individual listings, but will be less than stated when buying multiple items. Please e-mail me for an exact quote.

Anything else? Please ask!

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

A note regarding condition: All of the costumes and textiles that I sell are vintage and have typically seen decades of use resulting in expected wear and tear that add to the history and authenticity of each piece. In case of above average wear, I try to list any significant damages and heavy signs of use in the above description. Depending on the age, materials, and condition, I will often hand-wash more durable, colorfast cotton and linen elements, but embellished garments, heavier wool pieces or items made from silk or fine fabrics are sold in the original, unwashed condition. Small holes or stains, missing sequins/beads, worn trim, and other marks related to standard wear are common and do not detract from the value of most pieces. Please keep in mind that a vintage textile or garment in very good condition might still show signs of use, storage and age. Unless otherwise noted, all of the items listed for sale are in very good, stable condition and are suitable for use, wear or display. I am more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have, so please ask questions to allow me to offer you the best service possible. I stand behind every item I sell and want you to be happy with your purchase.

Textile enthusiasts, folk dancers and fashion designers around the world have fallen in love with traditional European peasant costumes and I am very happy to offer a diverse selection for you to enjoy on Etsy. These costumes are authentic elements of European folk culture and such pieces are becoming increasing difficult to find outside of collections and museums. I have personally collected many of the costumes while doing ethnographic field research in Europe and try to provide as much information as possible when passing them along to a new home.

Thank you for visiting my shop!

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