Polish Folk Doll from Kashubia Region, Kaszubianka
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. Each doll is approximately 8.5" tall, and is distinguished by the beauty of folk costumes made entirely by hand, accuracy and authentic ethnographic patterns. Because of its handmade uniqueness, each doll may differ slightly from pictured. 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 Kashubian dress. Clothes on the doll reflect traditional Kashubian costume, which is very distinctive because of the colors embroidered with multi-colored embroidery on it. Costume ceased to be used at the end of the nineteenth century, but is still worn by song and dance ensambles during folklore events, as well as family, state and church celebrations. The regional Kashubian woman's costume is dominated by three colors: green with blue, brown and burgundy with elements of white. Originally, the basic elements of the costume was a hat (velvet cap - zlotnica, wreath or headband), white blouse with ruffle sleeves, black corset embroidered with gold thread, pleated skirt in green, blue, red or yellow, white apron, wiksowki (velcro strap shoes) or laced boots, white stockings and coral 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.