Traditional Ukrainian costumes from 17 regions reconstructed in video project

Culture, Ukraine

Ukrainian folk costumes are diverse. Every ethnographic region at different times had its own peculiarities of the national garment. The project “Spadok” (“Legacy” or “Heritage”) shows the originality of the Ukrainian regional traditional dress.

“Spadok” is a collection of short atmospheric videos, devoted to the national traditional costumes of various oblasts and raions of Ukraine. The researchers reveal the most typical items for every mentioned region and recreate the beautiful historic apparel.

Editor’s Note

Ukrainian folk costume’s look depends on the ethnographic region, even though the varieties share many common features. For example, men’s vyshyvanka (shirt) and women’s sorochka (chemise) had the embroidery on the hem, neck, and cuffs in all historic regions.

There were two categories of Ukrainian women’s garment: costumes of married women and unmarried girls. Their main difference with garments Ukrainian girls and women wore was that, normally, girls wore their hair uncovered, without a headgear using floral wreaths, ribbons, or flowers as an adornment. The girls also wore more colorful clothing and more jewelry than married women.

Read also: Ukrainian neck ornaments: history and symbols

This video series shows some girl and woman’s traditional costumes at the turn of the 19th century.

We invite you to watch the most interesting videos created by “Spadok.”

Donetsk Oblast, Kostiantynivka Raion

Married woman’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Odesa Oblast, Kodyma Raion

Married woman’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Sniatyn Raion

Unmarried girl’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Volyn Oblast, Ratniv Raion

Ceremonial matchmaker woman’s costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Nova Ushytsia Raion

Married woman’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Chernivtsi Oblast, Zastavna Raion

Married women’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Zhytomyr Oblast, Baranivka Raion

Married women’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Rivne Oblast, Sarny Raion

Married woman’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Ternopil Oblast, Zalishchyky Raion

Unmarried girl’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Vinnytsia Oblast, Kryzhopil Raion

Married woman’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Poltava Oblast, Myrhorod Raion

Unmarried girl’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Sumy Oblast, Okhtyrka Raion

Married woman’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Zakarpattia Oblast, Vynohradiv Raion

Unmarried girl’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Kyiv Oblast, Vasylkiv Raion

Married woman’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Kharkiv Oblast, Balakliia Raion

Married woman’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Cherkasy Oblast, Cherkasy Raion

Unmarried girl’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.

Chernihiv Oblast, Horodnia Raion

Married woman’s holiday costume. Late 19th – early 20th century.


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Source: amazing-ukraine.com

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