The girls in the ceremonial outfits. Fot. Tymoteusz Król.
Anna Foks fum Lüft, one of the last Wilamowicean women who can tie a headscarf in a traditional way. Fot. Tymoteusz Król.
The girls are wearing long, checked scarves- “odziewaczki”. Fot. Tymoteusz Król.
The maidens’ jackets are beautifully trimmed. Traditionally, they weren’t as richly adorned as the jackets of the married women. Fot. Tymoteusz Król.
Although many elements of the Wilamowicean material culture have almost completely disappeared, the folk costume is well preserved and has become one of the most visible symbols of the Wilamowicean cultural heritage. Fot. Tymoteusz Król.
The Wilamowicean fashion has changed over time. The girl on the left hand side of the photo is wearing a newer version of the costume- a shorter, pleated skirt. The older version of the skirt, worn by the girl on the right hand side of the photo, is long and straight. Fot. Tymoteusz Król.
Wilamowicean girls and women take great pride in their traditional costumes. Fot. Tymoteusz Król.
Wilamowicean maidens used to dress differently than the married women. The girls in the photographs are wearing Sunday dresses, traditionally worn to church. The clothes consist of striped skirts, white Turkish aprons, trimmed jackets, red headscarf tied below the chin “cypułn” style and 5 row necklaces with a Wilamowicean silver cross.
The cross attached to the necklace depicts a crown of thorns. It is considered to be a coronet- a symbol of maidenhood. These original folk costumes date back to the 19th or the beginning of the 20th century.