Embroidered Blouse

Title

Embroidered Blouse

Subject

Ukraine
Clothing

Description

Traditional Ukrainian woman's embroidered shirt -- Bukovyna Region. Shirt is 75 years old. Part of the Museum's Permanent Collection.

When Ukrainian settlers first came to the USA over one hundred years ago, they brought with them the rich and varied art and culture of their homeland. One such art form is Ukrainian embroidery, an art which is present in both the secular and sacred aspects of life. Our exhibit displays artifacts which stem from both of these aspects. Ukrainian artistic embroidery is one of the ancient and widespread genres of folk art, a favorite way of decorating clothes and household objects. Traditional Ukrainian embroidery plays an important role in public events, celebrations and special occasions of the communities. For festive events women wear embroidered blouses and men wear embroidered shirts. It also appears on pillows, table linens, clothes and placed near household religious icons, covers the Easter baskets. Cross is one of most widespread technique in Ukrainian embroidery. It is simple and convenient technique to implement patterns. The beauty of work made by this technique depends from exact counting threads on fabric and direction the top stitches (the top stitches suppose to lie on the same direction).

Publisher

Ukrainian National Museum

Date

20th Century

Rights

From the collections of the Ukrainian National Museum

Format

Clothing

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2014.5.17

Coverage

Bukovyna Region
Ukraine
20th Century

Files

2014.5.17.JPG

Comments

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Geolocation

Date Added
June 24, 2014
Collection
Ukrainian National Museum
Item Type
Still Image
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Citation
“Embroidered Blouse,” Alliance Community Collections, accessed May 27, 2018, http://ccacommunitycollections.omeka.net/items/show/63.