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Katanka jacket

Part of the collection: History of the city and the region

Popularization note

Katanka is a women's outer garment, insulated and worn in the colder seasons. It is a kind of blouse or contemporary jacket with a stand-up collar, long sleeves and a basque, fastened with buttons. It was a festive garment worn over a shirt, usually a decorated one. It was the most representative part of the outfit, therefore it was usually made of good quality materials and richly adorned. It was often worn with a folded square scarf covering the back, especially by married women. It was decorated in the most visible places, not obscured by the scarf – at the front and at the ends of the sleeves. The neckline was plain, trimmed with ribbon, because it was covered by the decorative collar of the shirt. Embroidered shirt sleeves were visible inside the wide sleeves of the katanka. They were made of thicker, noble materials such as velvet, cloth, wool – single-coloured and woven in decorative patterns. They were lined with warm flannel or sheepskin, sometimes they were also padded. The type of the fabric and colour – black or navy blue, poppy red, maroon, amaranth, blue and green – made them stand out. This jacket is a buttoned, padded, with long, bell-shaped, flared sleeves, two diamond-shaped pockets sewn onto the front, trimmed with ribbon and decorated. The underside of the sleeves is lined with patterned wool. Depending on the region, this piece of garment was also referred to as kabata, kaftan or kaftanik. Joanna Kluz Works cited: Ignas K., Ludowe stroje przeworskie – przeszłość i przyszłość, Przeworsk 2017.

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height: 46 cm, width: 49 cm

Object type

History of the city and the region


machine sewing, hand sewing



Creation time / dating

20th century

Creation / finding place

powstanie: Poland (Europe)


Castle Museum in Łańcut

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