Large Polish Folk Doll from Krakow Region, Krakowianka 16" Tall
Polish folk dolls with region-specific costumes that have been handmade in Poland with exquisite attention to detail would make a welcome addition to any doll collection. The doll has eyes that open and close. Each doll is approximately 16" tall, and is distinguished by the beauty of folk costumes made entirely by hand, accuracy and authentic ethnographic patterns. Because of its handmade uniquness, each doll may differ slightly from pictured. Comes packaged in a window box. One doll per order. Due to the tiny details on the outfit, such as pins, beads, strings, the doll is not meant for play, but rather as an collectible. Not recommended for children.
This folk doll is dressed in a regional Krakow dress. Krakow costumes are among the most recognized in Poland together with Lowicz and Highlanders costumes. To date, women from that region sew and wear them during celebrations. Krakow costumes worn by the women had a lot of variety and options. In its basic version, the costume consisted of a headdress, which could be a wreath, shawl and bonnet scarf, shirt, bodice and caftan also referred to as a katana, skirt, pinafore, shoes and jewelry.
Embroidery and other decorations that are on the dolls' costumes are made by hand and are certified by the National Artistic and Ethnographic Commission of the "CEPELIA" Foundation - Polish Arts and Crafts in Warsaw."