|17th C. Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth
Fashion, Dress, Costume
Observations - Woman's Dress
Boleslav Orlickis Light Artillery
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Dress, jacket and bonnet 1647-1663
Dresses with short narzutkami, shirts (koszule) or coarse material with small bonnets (czepki) of thicker gauze-like tissue fabric(tkanin). The men are wearing zupans.
Left, a 1640 and 1680-1690 costume. Right, a
mid 17 century woman from Krakow.
Bartkiewic Says: Among the many of foreign extraction, who had not lived long in Poland,
Left, costume from the early to mid 17th C. The left two are in very upscale Polish costume. The Queen is in a fashionable western outfit. (women of the court, most wealthier noble women, and townswomen wore western fashion in Poland,)
Above, From John Speed's 1626 Map of Poland
From J. Hondius 1620 Map of Poland ... below Speed Poland 1630
Fortuna (Kismet) from a 17th C. Polish illustration.
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