Exhibitions “Vyshivanka – the national shrine of the Ukrainian people”, ” “Headscarf – a talisman of the Ukrainian woman”
Two ethnographic exhibitions have been created in the reserve’s art gallery: “Vyshivanka is a national shrine of the Ukrainian people” and ” Headscarf is a talisman of a Ukrainian woman”. They present things from the stock collection. These are embroidered shirts on canvas and percale, corsets, as well as headscarves – old and Soviet.
The embroidered shirt symbolizes spiritual wealth, high wisdom and the traditional connection of many generations. It is passed from generation to generation, preserved as a priceless relic. The exhibition presents 27 most interesting Ukrainian embroidered shirts in terms of their cut and decoration.
Ukrainian embroidered shirt was of interest in the past and is of interest to historians, ethnographers, art critics as an item of clothing and a work of folk art.
In the Korsun region, mostly hemp and only occasionally linen were used. Shirts of traditional types of cut are stored in the stock collection. Most of them are sewn exclusively by hand. For stitching used the same threads from which the fabric was woven. The hall also features embroidered shirts made of factory fabric.
Of particular note is the decoration of women’s shirts, they were mostly decorated with cross-stitch. These are floral and plant ornaments, mostly in red and black. Bright red roses are the most common among the embroidered flowers.
The women’s shirts of our region traditionally decorated the sleeves, cuffs, collar, bosom and hem. Even a hundred years later, the traditional Ukrainian women’s shirt has not lost its national features.
In parallel with the embroidered shirts, the exhibition “Headscarf – a talisman of a Ukrainian woman” is exhibited, which presents 21 units. Headscarves were made in the late XIX – mid XX century.
Traditionally, every housewife has always had several headscarves for every need: a headscarf for the church, for courtship, for her daughter’s wedding, for mourning of the dead.
The hall presents especially interesting headscarves – it’s colorful items with bright floral ornaments, plain, with long silk tassels, sewn from wool and so-called shop fabric.
Each exhibit presented in the hall has its own history, collected and preserved for posterity by the efforts of scientists. We have managed to save many shirts and headscarves for future generations.
We invite you to visit the exhibitions, which will be in the Art gallery until July 30.
Exhibition organizers are Svitlana Kostenko, head of the Art gallery and Anna Zubko, researcher.