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Ukrainian Embroidery and Clothing
The art of Ukrainian traditional embroidery is the result of complex and toilsome hand-made techniques. Ukrainian national clothing inspires with a variety of patterns and time-tested color combinations, filled with a sacred sense. It is world-renowned and promoted on runways and red carpets by world's top fashion designers and celebrities as a trending style outfit.
Vyshyvanka is another wording for embroidered shirt. This kind of ethnical clothing is typical for women and men of any age, as well as boys and girls. According to archaeologists, Ukrainian folk dress has very ancient roots and dates back the Neolithic period (Tripoli culture).
Basic colors of traditional Ukrainian ethnic embroidery are five: white, red, black, blue and yellow. The choice of colors usually tells about the origins of the Ukrainian folk dress. Most typical ornament uses two colors: red and black (previously blue). These are typical central Ukrainian colors. The rest of southern regions feature multicolor patterns, as well at the Carpathian, Transcarpathian, Bukovina and Hutsul designs.
Volyn is characterized by berry, flower of leaf designs made with just a red thread. White tread on white canvas is common in Poltava and Chernihiv. These traditional national clothes have a gentle and elegant look. Black tread can also be used on its own in Ternopil and Lviv designs. However, each color used in Ukrainian traditional clothes has a special meaning.
Reading embroidery colors
• Red. It fills with positive life energy, the power of the sun, and is the strongest ward.
• Blue. Color of the sky and water, symbol of purity and peace of mind. Typical on men's and kid's shirts.
• Gold (Yellow). The color of the sun, honey and wheat - that is, income, wealth, prosperity, and joy.
• Green. Considered a feminine color, symbol of youth, spring renewal, emotional balance.
• Black. Interpreted in different ways: as the color of sorrow, or, alternatively, symbol of the earth and fertility.
The best match!
Traditional Ukrainian clothing – a beautiful embroidered dress on a girl – is a symbol of exquisite beauty and femininity. It is a perfect match for every occasion: vyshyvanka becomes the next thing to the little black dress in the female wardrobe. Colorful embroidery is stylish, bright, unusual, impressive and inspiring! As well as sophisticated, attractive and unique.
At Buy Ukrainian, we are pleased to offer men's and children's shirts and T-shirts, women's shirts and embroidered dresses, tunics, blouses. Our customers often choose vyshyvanka as a present, that is why we provide proper packaging. We guarantee the best prices for you, USA delivery and cost return.