Toy axe. Polychromy on wood, painted geometric ornamentation. Haft decorated with a painted, diagonal stripe around the circumference. Kraków, early 20th c.
Red wool decorations on the sleeves of man's sukmana coat, the so-called chrzanówka.
Western Krakowiak Folk, Kraków-Bronowice, early 20th c.
Black felt hat (3081) decorated with the so-called raki, or a leather strap with brass studs (15813).Szczawnica Highlanders, Szczawnica, P. Nowy Targ, early 20th c.
Embroidered openings (no pockets) on the side of man's płótnianka coat.
Eastern Krakowiak Folk, Proszowice, 19th-20th c.
Decorated fastening of a woman's kaftanik bodice: black velvet appliqué with embroidered flowers, trimmed with silk tape. Western Krakowiak Folk, probably Modlnica area, P. Kraków, 1920s-1930s (?)
Over eight hundred entries describing exhibits selected by us from the collections of the Ethnographic Museum in Krakow form a specific catalogue of colours, motifs, fabrics and form.
I could spend hours playing around with the Ethnographic Pattern Book
If I were a toy or a fashion designer, this is where I would seek my inspiration.
I definitely need to go back in, when I have more time.