Origin: Poland | Mazowsze region | Lowicz area
Era: Early 20th century (circa 1910-1930)
Condition: very good; wear to pink edging; missing buttons; light wear; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
Across front: 18.5″ between underarms
Additional Notes: Striking bodice from the Mazowsze region in central Poland made of vividly striped wool fabric with embroidered accents on the front and back. Handwoven striped fabric was a characteristic feature of many traditional costumes in central Poland during the 19th and 20th century. The reference photo above from 1928 shows a girl from the village of Lazniki in the Lowicz region wearing a similar bodice with full traditional wedding garb. Lined with white and red cotton gingham. The wool is preserved in remarkably good condition.
Suitable for wear
Early 20th Century (circa 1910-1930)