Volume 4

25


Home Page Thumbnails
Previous Page A–Z Next Page


Page 4.25

Creative Commons License

Polish Cinderellas in Their Gay Fête Day Garb

POLISH CINDERELLAS IN THEIR GAY FÊTE DAY GARB

Though beset with the usual household duties of cooking, sweeping, and washing, into which they are initiated at a very early age, the peasant girls of the Chelm, or Holm, district are not lacking in the amenities of social life; and high days and holidays find them ready and eager for the merry-making, and full of conscious pride in their multifarious frills and flounces

Country Exquisites Resplendent in Festive Finery

COUNTRY EXQUISITES RESPLENDENT IN FESTIVE FINERY

These strapping peasant lads, in their gorgeous garb, are some of the merry-makers at a Polish wedding feast. Their coats are sumptuously embroidered with beautifully-worked designs, and coloured braid, buttons, and beads are lavishly displayed, and even the mountaineer's stick is decorated for the joyous occasion. A broad leather belt completes the showy costume