in Opole region
BY POLISH COMENIUS TEAM 2013
Feminine outfit in Opole region
The former regional feminine outfit consisted of:
mazelonka - homespun wool pleated skirt in different
lajbik - dark, deep-cut bodice of cloth sewn into
blouse made of a thin cloth with white embroidered
“ ryszki”with long sleeves to the elbow, worn under the
” lajbik.” Shirt was pulled around the neck with a strap.
During holidays women also wore gowns of silk, and
“zapaśnice” of linen every day.
Regional male folk costume
Opole region male folk costume consisted of:
pants "skórzoki", "jelenioki" honey-colored,
white shirt with "ptok" around the neck
navy blue caftan with yellow, metal buttons and blue
high boots and a black hat.
Opole region folk dances
Folk dance in the Opole region are mostly in the rhythm of the
polonaise, mazurek and krakowiak.
The most popular Opole regional dances include:
Elements of the dance: steps to the rhythm of a quarter score, in a
straight line back and forth and marketed. Triple stomps in the rhythm
of two eighth notes and quarter.
The set pairs stand in two rows facing each other at a greater distance
with hands folded on the hips.
Dance elements: jumps variables, jumps and turns with side jumps of
the hook shank.
Setting: dance for a triple, a boy and two girls bound a circle.
It is the most common, so-called walking polonaise, known since the sixteenth
century, referred to herein as "trojokiem", sung to the tune of'' Highlanders sown
Elements of dance: a step of raising crossed feet and toes. Run to the rhythm of
eights and quarter notes. Variable bounces. Steps in the rhythm of two eighth
notes and aquarter.
Setting: threes, dancer standing in the middle and two dancers on the side.
Dancers put the hands on the hips outside.
Elements of dance: steps walking back and forth, changing leaps forward and in
turn, triple steps.
Setting: in pairs on a circle - hold an open dance, the boy covers his right hand
girl's waist, she has his left hand on the boy's shoulder, hands free built up into a
Referred to herein as the "Polka with a broom'' or" polka broom''. It is very
popular to this day.
Elements of dance: a step forward plate and speed
Setting: dancing in a relaxed posture stand in two rows facing each other [one of
a number of dancers formed, the other dancers]