Ethnic Costumes of Poland

The Ethnographic Museum in Krakow features the many regional folk costumes and customs of Poland.  I had no idea how many different costumes there were until I visited.  Like any country there were the ‘nobleman’ class ones that were more expensive and ornate, and the ‘peasant’ versions that were of course more homespun and simple – but still colorful and embroidered. I think the closest equivalent I can think of is all the different tartans or plaids unique to different Scotsmen. The Scots will know which plaid belongs to which clan; I can tell they look different.

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