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The tradition of cross-stitching towels and table runners is one of the core Ukrainian traditions that is still preserved in the rural area of Ukraine. There is a special name for Ukrainian embroidered towels – ryshnyk. The fabric of the ryshnyk used to be made by women of the family, they also embroidered it with different patterns. Historically, every region has their own distinguishable patterns where each element has a precise symbolic meaning. Ryshnyk used to be a family treasure passed from one generation to another for centuries.
Pysanka is a traditional Ukrainian Easter egg that is decorated with patterns of different hidden meanings. The traditional method for decorating the Easter eggs is wax-resist (also known as batik). This is one of the most famous Ukrainian collectibles known worldwide. The patterns of pysanky are studied by ethnographers all over the world.
Ukrainian cross stitch embroidery is used in a variety of ways – in towels, traditional clothes (shirts and dresses), as well as to create amazing pictures. The last one is still quite popular among Ukrainians, although the pictures do not have any hidden meaning anymore. They often use bead embroidery kits to learn how to create pictures with a needle and threads.
A Ukrainian traditional embroidered shirt, called vyshyvanka, is a part of Ukrainian national costume. The embroidered patterns vary in their form, color and meaning depending on the geographic origins. Traditionally, vyshyvanka had two purposes – to protect the one wearing it from unfortunate events and evil spirits and to tell that person’s story.
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