A woman wearing a Lachy Sądeckie shawl

Mieczysław Cholewa1930

The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw

The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

The purchased objects complement and, more importantly, complete Mieczysław Cholewa’s collection, whose significant part (over 130 objects, including costumes, musical instruments, embroidery designs and drawings) is already owned by our museum.


  • Title: A woman wearing a Lachy Sądeckie shawl
  • Creator: Mieczysław Cholewa
  • Creator Death Date: 1978
  • Manufacturer: Mieczysław Cholewa (1913- 1978) was a photographer and amateur ethnographer, as well activist and populariser of the Sądecczyzna region. In the inter-war period studied regional qualities of the Polish areas of the Carpathians, making photographic documentations and collecting traditional folk costumes. A lot of his photos were used in ethnographic studies of folk culture, for example by such eminent ethnographers as Tadeusz Seweryn or Roman Reinfuss. He is also the author of a highly regarded monograph on traditional folk costumes titled “Stroje Ludowe Ziemi Sądeckiej,” published in Lublin in 1946. In the 1940s published a few dozen of his photos as postcards.
  • Date Created: 1930
  • Location Created: Woman`s headgear - around Nowy Sącz, South Poland
  • Physical Dimensions: 18x13 cm
  • Photographer: Mieczysław Cholewa
  • Medium: glass negative

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