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Wilamowicean female costume

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.