Krakow city of the southern Poland was the capital in the time of Polish Piast dynasty. During the partitions of the whole country , time when the whole Galicia came under the authority of the Austrian Emperor. In contrast to the Russian Tsar and the power of the Prussian, Austrian Emperor allowed the Poles to cultivate native traditions. During this period, Krakow was the capital of Polish culture and tradition.
Interesting part of Krakowian folklore it is , famous dance called Krakowiak . Create in the fifteenth century . Krakowiak is the most popular dance originating from the castle of Krak, became icons of Polish folk dance. The greatest popularity of that dance has won the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Today it is recognized as part of Polish culture, the same n Poland as around the world.
Traditional Krakowian costumes eastern and western version
Wooden hand painted Krakowian dowry chest.