NGO "Centre for Research and Revival of Volyn"

Women’s festive attire


Ratniv district, Volyn region. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Restored by authentic samples from museum collections.

The costume includes: a shirt, a skirt, an apron, a namitka and a krayka.

The shirt is made of grey linen cloth. The sleeves and each ustavka are decorated with red and white stripes of ornament, made by the bulk weaving (overlapping or picking weaving) and “chynovate” (twill) weaving techniques.

The “apron” skirt is made of four cloths of homespun linen fabric. Decorated with white and red transverse stripes on a grey background.

The “prytulka” apron is made of homespun linen fabric. The belt is gathered in narrow folds.

The “krayka” belt is woven of woollen threads and decorated with lengthwise coloured stripes.

“Plat” namitka is a towel-like headdress woven of linen yarn, decorated with red and blue stripes at the ends. It is tied in a traditional way on top of a wooden hoop “kibalka”.

Sizes: 36 – 42.

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