Vyshyvanka

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Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian: "Вишива́нка" [ʋɪʃɪˈʋanka] or "Виши́ванка" [ʋɪˈʃɪʋanka]) is the Ukrainian traditional clothing which contains elements of Ukrainian ethnic embroidery. Many variations of its design were created. Usually, it was made of homemade linen which was produced by loom. Local features are usually represented in the shirt's ornamental pattern.

History[edit]

The art of embroidery in Ukraine traces its roots back to the pre-Christian period ,[citation needed] it has centuries-old history. It is proved by results of archaeological dig and travellers' documentary evidence. As a whole, embroidery is dated from the epoch primeval.

Celebration[edit]

National Vyshyvanka Day is celebrated on the 21st of May. On this day many Ukrainians wear vyshyvankas to demonstrate adherence to the idea of national identity and unity and to show own patriotism.

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Ukrainian immigrants to Canada in 1911 in traditional dress. 
 

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