Possible ethnological and social influences on the Polish szlachta would include tamga-inspired heraldry, social organization, military practices, and burial customs.
They were carefully planned events, full of ceremony and splendour.
Elaborate preparations were made in the period between a nobleman’s death and his funeral, which employed a large number of craftsmen, architects, decorators, servants and cooks.
Sarmatism lauded past victories of the Polish military, and required Polish noblemen to cultivate the tradition.
An inseparable element of the parade costume was a small and light saber called karabela.
It was unique for its cultural mix of Eastern, Western and native traditions.