NGO "Centre for Research and Revival of Volyn"

Women’s festive outfit


Sarny district, Rivne region, late 19th – early 20th century.

Restored by authentic samples from museum collections.

The shirt is made by ‘ustavka’ cut (with inserts), the shoulders and sleeves are decorated with geometric ornaments embroidered with red and blue ‘zapoloch’ (threads).

The skirt “litnyk” is woven of woollen yarn, sewn from 4 cloths of “pilka” fabric, on the belt densely gathered in “fand” folds.

The apron is single-piece, woven of white linen yarn. The bottom is decorated with a strip of embroidery.

The belt “krayka” is woven of woollen yarn with lengthwise multi-coloured stripes. The tassels decorate the ends of the belt.

The four corners and the center of the “kryzhasta” shawl are embroidered with geometric cross-shaped motifs. Red tassels are sewn on the ends.

The set includes a shirt, a “litnyk” skirt, an apron, a shawl and a krayka.

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