Capes such as this one were worn during the winter months as an additional layer for warmth and also decoration. You can imagine the incredible scene as dozens of peasant women walked to church in the snow draped in these magnificent striped capes. It would have been an ever changing rainbow set against the natural white canvas, a slice of history that has disappeared from the rural landscape. This cape features bright colors that are typical of the Kielce region from the interwar period when "lowicka moda" (the Lowicz style) spread throughout Poland and bold striped wool garments became popular in many regions where more subdued palettes were once more common.
In very good condition with insignificant signs of are and use. 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. 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. The item "POLISH FOLK COSTUME woven wool cape traditional clothing POLAND ethnic tribal" is in sale since Monday, February 6, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\European". The seller is "slavart" and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This item can be shipped worldwide.