Folk Attire in Ziemia Krakowska
The Krakow Region of Historic Malopolska

Historic Malopolska originally had two regions: Ziemia Sandomierzska and Ziemia Krakowska. Since the beginning of written accounts of medieval Poland, the residents of Ziemia Krakowska, the Krakow Region which extended eastward to Tarnow and Debica, have had their own unique and colorful  fashion style which distinguished them from folks in other regions. For the men, it included a black sleeveless morning coat, red and white striped trousers, black boots, and a red and black four-cornered hat. For the women, a white blouse and apron, black embroidered vest, flowered skirt, red boots, and a floral headpiece.

Historic Malopolska
Map of 14th Century Malopolska during the reign of King Casimir the Great


Background Music: "Hey, We're the Boys From Krakow"
Photos by Robert Zasadni, 2008
Karen Wisniewski & Dennis Benarz, 2008