The soulful side of Ukrainian embroidery tradition

13Aug12

I just read a beautiful article on the significance embroidery has in the hearts and souls of many cultures and over millennium.

Cherkasy Museum of Embroidery

SVITLANA KYTOVA: “AN EMBROIDERED TOWEL CAN UNDOUBTEDLY UNITE US, FOR WE, UKRAINIANS, HAVE THE SAME OUTLOOK: WE SHARE THE SAME SKY AND EARTH, WE ALL GO THROUGH LIFE AND DEATH. FOR THIS REASON, I DO NOT FAVOR REGIONAL ORNAMENTALISM”

“Each embroidered towel conceals God’s initiative”

The Day visits the Cherkasy Museum of Embroidery with its half a thousand exhibits

By Yuliana LAVRYSH, Den’s Summer School of Journalism, photos by Kostiantyn HRYSHYN, The Day, Kyiv – Cherkasy – Kyiv
A little temple of the Ukrainian nation, where each embroidered towel is like a Gospel, filled with feelings, wishes, emotions, philosophy and, which is the most important, a little bit of someone’s soul.
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