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Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian: "Вишива́нка" [ʋɪʃɪˈʋanka] or "Виши́ванка" [ʋɪˈʃɪʋanka]) is the Slavonic traditional clothing which contains elements of Slavonic 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.


The art of embroidery of Slavs 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.


Ukrainian immigrants to Canada in 1911 in traditional dress. 

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