The Karwacjan Family Manor, the oldest remaining part of which derives from the 16th century, is the former seat of Dersław Karwacjan – the founder and owner of Gorlice. Today the Manor functions as an art gallery where temporary exhibitions featuring artists from different countries, e.g. from Russia, Ukraine or Lithuania, are organised. Moreover, the collections which document the history of the Gorlice region are also presented here.
The Gładysz Family Manor was built in the 16th century in Szymbark and is considered to be the pearl of Renaissance architecture in Poland. Situated on the Ropa River, it performed both defensive and residential functions. In the 17th century, it became a subject of Wacław Potocki’s interest – the Polish Baroque author wrote about the Manor.
In Łosie – a former Lemko village situated near Gorlice – we have the chance to get familiar with the traditional activities of its dwellers, who were engaged in door-to-door selling of grease and lubricating oil. In Zagroda Maziarska (a special farm where the grease was produced) traditional carts with equipment as well as a typical outfit worn while producing the grease are exhibited. In the village of Bartne, we can see the 19th-century wooden Greek Orthodox church of Ss. Cosmas and Damian. The building looks impressive due to its architectural form and its beautiful Baroque iconostasis, typical of Lemko churches.

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“Budrysówka” scarf

Budrysówka (also: burdysówka) scarves were worn by older women. They folded them in half and at the corner and put them over their shoulders to use as a warm covering in the winter. They also wore them on their heads when it rained or snowed. The middle of the scarf consisted of a one-coloured thin cloth.

Wedding scarf from Pogórze

In the past wedded women were not supposed to show themselves with an uncovered head. They usually wore small percale scarves or flowery scarves made of tybet fabric (Polish fabric made of Tibetan sheep wool); while on holidays and during various ceremonies, they made a wedding headscarf from a tulle scarf. Such a wedding scarf was worn by a bride during the unveiling and capping ceremony, which was an important moment at every wedding.

Lemko skirt “kabat”

SA Lemko skirt, or kabat, was made of modrotrotnik – thin printed factory fabric with a pattern of small yellow flowers and small green stars. It was hand-sewn at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Such fabrics were made in the towns of the southern part of the Carpathians, in Bardiov, as well as in Krynica and Muszyna.

Lemko coif (“czepec”)

A coif (czepec) was an obligatory headgear for married Lemko women. It has the form of a shallow cap consisting of a horseshoe-shaped bottom folded in the bottom part and a surrounding rim with rounded edges.

Apron of Pogórze region

The presented apron was worn with festive attire and put on over a colourful skirt by both ladies and married women in the Podgórze region. It is sewn by hand from factory fabric, white linen, and embroidered by hand.

Lemko corset

The presented corset comes from the village of Rozdziele. Corsets (lajbyky) were worn by Lemko women – brides and young married women. They were worn over blouses.

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