National costumes of Poland

Opoczno and Piotrków County in central Poland
Bytom, Upper Silesia

National costumes of Poland (Polish: stroje ludowe) vary by region. They are not worn in daily life but at folk festivals, folk weddings, religious holidays, harvest festivals and other special occasions.[1] The costumes may reflect region and sometimes social or marital status.[1]

Poland's inhabitants live in the following historic regions of the country: Greater Poland, Lesser Poland, Mazovia, Pomerania, Warmia, Masuria, Podlasie, Kujawy and Silesia.

Lesser Poland / Małopolska

Gorals / Górale

Gorals live in southern Poland along the Carpathian Mountains, in Podhale of the Tatra Mountains and parts of the Beskids. Their costumes vary depending on the region.[3]

Subcarpathian region / Podkarpacie

Lublin region

Silesia / Śląsk

Pomerania / Pomorze, Kujawy, Warmia

Masovia and central Poland

Places in Masovia with distinctive costumes include:

Podlaskie / Podlasie

Greater Poland / Wielkopolska

Upper class

The szlachta were Polish nobles and had their own attire which included the kontusz, pas kontuszowy (sash) and a crimson żupan.[20]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Polish Folk Costumes". The State Ethnographical Museum in Warsaw). Retrieved 2012-05-20.
  2. "opis stroju krakowskiego" [Description of Kraków folk costume] (in Polish). polalech.
  3. Sieczka, Katarzyna. "Podhalański strój ludowy i jego wytwórcy u progu XXI w." [Podhale folk costume] (in Polish).
  4. "STRÓJ RZESZOWSKI" [Rzeszów folk costume] (in Polish). Folklor Powiatu Debickiego.
  5. "opis stroju lubelskiego" [Description of Lublin folk costume] (in Polish). polalech.
  6. "Strój Biłgorajski" [Biłgoraj folk costume] (in Polish). Polska Tradycja.
  7. "opis stroju bytomskiego" [Description of Bytom folk costume] (in Polish). polalech.
  8. "Ubiór Kaszubski" [Kashubian attire] (in Polish).
  9. "opis stroju kujawskiego" [Description of Kujawy folk costume] (in Polish). polalech.
  10. "Strój Pyrzycki" [Pyrzyce folk costume] (in Polish). Pyrzyce Municipality. 2012-03-20.
  11. "Strój Warmiński" [Warmia folk costume] (in Polish). Polska Tradycja.
  12. "Strój łowicki" [Łowicz folk costume] (in Polish). Łowicz municipality.
  13. "Męski strój łowicki" [Łowicz men's folk costume] (in Polish). Łowicz municipality.
  14. "Kobiecy strój łowicki" [Łowicz women's folk costume] (in Polish). Łowicz municipality.
  15. "Strój Kurpiowski Puszczy Zielonej" [Green Forest Kurpie folk costume] (in Polish). Polska Tradycja.
  16. "Strój Kurpiowski Puszczy Białej" [White Forest Kurpie folk costume] (in Polish). Polska Tradycja.
  17. "Strój Opoczyński" [Opoczno folk costume] (in Polish). Polska Tradycja.
  18. "Strój Sieradzki" [Sieradz folk costume] (in Polish). Polska Tradycja.
  19. 1 2 3 "Stroje regionalne" [Regional costumes] (in Polish). Greater Poland region.
  20. "opis stroju szlacheckiego" [Description of the costumes of the nobility] (in Polish). polalech.
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