Biłgoraj costume is classified as archaic. All its elements are made of linen. The original women's headpiece consisted of a chamełka (a type of a supportive bonnet) with a rańtuch (a scarf worn loosely around the head), common across the South-West Poland. The S-like and helix-like embroidery patterns used were also of archaic nature.


  • Title: Women’s traditional costume, Biłgoraj area
  • Date Created: 1890/1940
  • Location Created: Biłgoraj area, East Poland
  • Type: folk costume
  • Photographer: Łukasz Zandecki
  • Medium: linen cloth, handmade, handmade chain stich, coral

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