Biali Górale called also Górale Łącko-Kamienickie, are a group bordered by Lachy Sądeckie, Lachy Limanowskie, Zagórzanie and Górale Pienińskie. They live in the area of three mountainous groups: Beskid Wyspowy, Beskid Sądecki and Gorce, in the valleys of Kamienica and Dunajec rivers. Kamienica is the border between Beskid Wyspowy and Gorce and Dunajec valley separates these two groups from Beskid Sądecki. The border towns include: from the west: Zabrzeż, Kamienica and Zbludza, from the north: Młyńczyska, Łukowica, from the east: Czarny Potok, Szczereż and Jazowsko, from the south: Obidza. The cultural centre for this region is Łącko. This area is physiographicly diverse. The centres of individual towns are located in the valleys, hamlets scattered on the slopes and mountain ridges. The landscape is dominated by forests and the climate is typically mountainous. There are strong fluctuations in temperature. The valley around Łącko has slightly better alluvial soils which created favorable conditions for the development of fruit-growing. The traditional economy was based on agriculture and fruit growing (mainly apples and plums). In the past, Łącko was a thriving center of furriery. The outfit of Biali Górale was composed of a white patterned shirt pinned on the chest, a white cloth trousers decorated with colorful laces. A vest made of a blue cloth which was worn on the shirt and in winter shorter sleeveless coats.
The top coat was a white or brown „gurmana” (kind of a jacket) decorated with embroidery. In winter, sheepskin was worn and the head was covered with a black hat. „Kierpce” or boots with uppers were worn on feet. The women’s costume consisted of a white patterned shirt, two skirts (white and colored dressed on the top). The black velvet corsets decorated with beads were placed on the shirt – married women used to wear scarves which were tied. The back was covered with a woolly colorful scarf. In the ritual year the habits associated with the Christmas season were extended. The houses were visited by carol groups with a Goat, Heroes or a Star. „ Podłaźniczka” was hung to the ceiling. On Palm Sunday, colorful palm trees were decorated with paper flowers and ribbons. During the last night of April, on the occasion of the name day, the tops of trees were put in front of the girls’ houses which were decorated with ribbons. As far as family celebrations are concerned, weddings were especially celebrated. The wedding procesions were accompanied by horse rides and the same was with religious ceremonies. The specific cultural features of this ethnographic group can also be seen in music, dances and singing.

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