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), each ustavka and sleeves are decorated with woven stripes and “bulkheads” (perebory).

The “apron” skirt is woven of linen yarn, sewn from 3 cloths of “pilka” fabric, on the belt it is densely gathered in folds (“zbirka”).

The apron is made of homespun linen cloth. On the bottom it is decorated with red stripes “bulkheads” (perebory). Rectangular shawl of plateau type is in transverse red stripes. It is tied in a “youthful way” (‘po-molodytsky’).

It is hand-sewn out of two parts.

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

The set includes: a shirt, a skirt, an apron, a shawl and a krayka.

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