Polish dancers, 2006. The man wears a sukmana.

A sukmana is a type of traditional coat worn by peasants in Poland,[1] and some other European (especially Slavic) countries,[2] as well as Hungary (where it was known as szokmány). It was particularly common from the 18th to early 20th centuries. It was made from a simple, hand woven wool fabric comparable to russet cloth, and usually retained its natural white or grayish color.[2][3] The coat was long, with sleeves, and wider towards the lower parts.[3]

It was worn by men and sometimes by women.

See also


  1. Patrice M. Dabrowski (21 September 2004). Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland. Indiana University Press. p. 36. ISBN 978-0-253-11028-2.
  2. 1 2 "sukmana - Encyklopedia PWN - WP.PL". Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  3. 1 2 "Sukmana - WIEM, darmowa encyklopedia". Retrieved 2013-11-12.
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