NGO "Centre for Research and Revival of Volyn"

Women’s festive outfit


Sarny district, Rivne region. Early 20th century.

Restored by authentic samples from museum collections. The costume includes: a shirt, a skirt, an apron, a kamizelka (a camisole), a namitka (a wimple) and a belt.

The shirt is made of homespun unbleached cloth. On the sleeves there is a traditional “lengthwise” composition of geometric ornaments.

The “litnyk” skirt is woven of woollen, multi-coloured yarn.

The apron is plain, in the lower part it is decorated with three stripes of geometric ornaments made by the technique of bulk weaving (overlapping or picking weaving).

The “bib” camisole (kamizelka “nahrudnyk”), sewn of red velvet, is decorated with black velvet and silk ribbons at the front bottom and on the belt.

The namitka is made of homespun linen cloth, decorated with woven geometric ornaments at the ends.

The “krayka” belt in woven in lengthwise stripes of multi-coloured wool.

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