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Polish dancers, 2006. The man wears a sukmana.

A sukmana is a type of traditional coat once worn by peasants in Poland,[1] and some other Central European countries,[2] as well as Hungary (where it was known as szokmány). It was particularly common from the 18th to early 20th centuries. It was made from a simple, hand woven wool fabric comparable to russet cloth, and usually retained its natural white or grayish color.[2][3] The coat was long, with sleeves, and wider towards the lower parts.[3]

It was worn by men and sometimes by women.

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  1. ^ Patrice M. Dabrowski (21 September 2004). Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland. Indiana University Press. p. 36. ISBN 978-0-253-11028-2.
  2. ^ a b "sukmana - Encyklopedia PWN - WP.PL". Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  3. ^ a b "Sukmana - WIEM, darmowa encyklopedia". Retrieved 2013-11-12.