May 8, 2015

    The traditional clothing of Ukraine is a centuries old unique and distinctive emblem of theUkrainian culture. The traditional Ukrainian costume (costumes really!) has developed after a tremendous variation due to its association with the early Slavonic domination,...

April 17, 2015

    In the ancient times the main ornamental motifs reflected elements of various ancient cults' symbolism. During the long history of embroidery the direct, immediate meaning of symbolic images was gradually lost. However, while ornamental forms have reached our times...

November 28, 2014

  The word "keptar" comes from the Romanian language and can be translated as "chest" (the body part). Keptar is a short sleeveless sheepskin coat (also known as kozhushanka). This kind of garment is typical for all Ukrainian population of the Carpathian Mountains, liv...

September 25, 2014

 Cheres belts come in different shapes and sizes, ranging from 1 to 6 buckles. These belts were made from a single piece of smooth cowhide, bent in half lengthwise so that the bend was at the bottom. It was sewed together on top, only leaving the spaces where pockets w...

September 19, 2014


  Postoly (morshni, khodaky) also known as Hutusl slippers – was a type of footwear, common in Ukraine in the early twentieth century, made of a single piece of thick but soft, cow or pigskin rawhide. Depending on the configuration of the toe box and the method of le...

August 8, 2014

    Ukrainian head scarves, better known as ‘khustka’, are an important ritual attribute whose value has partly been preserved till now. In fairy tales a scarf always served as a magic object, in songs - symbolized true love, in dreams – predicted betrothal.

In Ukr...

July 4, 2014

    We all know and love red boots, but did you know this about the history of this intergral attribute of Ukrainian Culture & Tradition?


  Turns out Red Boots weren't as typical for Ukrainians as we thought! Well, at least not all Ukrainians! Yellow, black or eve...

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