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Traditional Ukrainian Folk Clothing

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on 4 January 2013

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Ukraine History Ukrainian Folk Fashion Originally influenced by the Samaritans and the Byzantine empire. Children Girls Embroidery and Variations Ukraine's religious views played into the embroidery Adults Women Influences on today: The style is seen in modern clothes Largest country in Europe Officially became a country in 1991 The people speak Ukrainian and Russian Later by the Cossacks, who created a more militaristic version worn by peasants. The classical Ukrainian dress comes from Midland Ukraine and the Dnipro (Dnieper) River. Boys A young girl wore a sorochki, a belted shift, and hair loose Young women wore their hair in one braid to the back, a belt over their sorochki, and a skirt Boys clothing does not change much with age They wore sorochki and pants with either a kruzhok or a pid skobku hair cut Men When a young women lost their virginity they wore a pokrytka At a women's wedding the hair was braided into two braids
It was expected to be worn in two braids until death but not seen
They wore a zapaska (skirt), a shirt, a ochipok around the head, a vest, an apron, a belt, and no shoes.
During winter women wore boots in red, yellow, black or green.
Kozhushanka (coat) was worn in winter
Colors darkened with age Festivities Generally, the clothing was more ornate for festivities such as Christmas and Sundays On Sundays young women were permitted to wear high heels and older women could wear short heels Jewelry was customary on festive occasions. The rich would buy coral and the poor would use beads. The hair was braided and woven with flowers and ribbon Men wore a sorochka and sharovary for everyday
A koshukh was worn in winter
Boots were worn in winter Ukraiins'ke Festivities A hat was worn
A long zupat was worn
Red boots were traditional Each village would have their own style of embroidery. For example: In the village of Lytviaky, Luben region, Poltava Province they were known for decorating white on white Embroidery was believed to have magical powers.
Young women would sew magical symbols to ensnare men
Embroidery was usually to protect the wearer from evil Every shirt was home made by women Ukrainians still wear folk clothing when dancing and or going to traditional events Here's a video of a traditional dance where they are wearing this national costume: Work Cited

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Web. 17 Dec. 2012. The art of embroidery dates back to pre-Christian Ukraine. The styles of the wealthy were like the poor. To show wealth people used more vibrant colors and nicer material This method of dress not only told where you came from for women but their ability to be a capable housewife
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