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Regional features of Ukrainian embroidery

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

For many centuries, Ukrainians decorate clothes with various embroidered patterns and ornaments.

Ukrainian national embroidery is known, popular and in demand far beyond Ukraine.

Men's and women's embroidery in different regions of the country significantly differ from each other as the technique of embroidery itself, and the shape, colors and patterns.

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Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

Some techniques of stitch overlay and patterns can be found only in a certain ethnographic part of Ukraine.

So, today there are more than 100 different stitch imposition techniques.

The individual and unique manner of an embroidery is in each area.

People who are interested in the traditions of Ukrainian embroidered shirts, at the first glance at the shirt will be able to determine in which region of Ukraine it was made.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

In the Poltava region towels and shirts are embroidered with satin stitch and only white threads.

Only in very rare cases could girls use gray or red threads.

Embroidered patterns on the shirt-front sleeves were encircled with black, less often with color stripes.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

In Polesie, embroidery is distinguished by a certain severity and simplicity.

Geometric figures are repeated several times, thereby creating one inseparable ornament.

Most often used red thread.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

Quite simple, but at the same time, unique patterns are inherent in Volyn embroidery.

It was carried out on a white or grayish linen cloth with a red thread.

Geometric patterns were the most popular, but in the northern part of the region, plant patterns dominated - berries, flowers, and leaves.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

Floral ornament and cross-stitch techniques are especially popular in southern Ukraine .

This region uses a wide color palette.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

In the Kharkiv region, embroidery was also performed with coarse red thread using the “cross” technique, with the result that the patterns looked embossed.

However, it is in this region that one prevailing technique or ornament cannot be determined.

Kharkov craftswomen borrowed ornaments and patterns from different regions of Ukraine.

Therefore, a variety of techniques and drawings on Kharkov embroidered shirts can only be envied.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

Chernihivshchyna has a unique embroidery technique.

The technique is that the stitches are made by very thin threads.

If you look from afar, you get the impression that the shirts are embroidered with beads.

By the way, Chernigov region is one of the few in Ukraine where craftswomen really create whole works of art using beads for embroidery.

The variety of patterns and colors of Chernigov embroidery are striking to the eye - these are a variety of geometric and floral patterns, made with a combination of white, red and black threads.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

As for the Kiev region , the interweaving of different ornaments (plant and geometric) in one work prevails.

The most popular are the image of the vine, cones, rhombuses and squares.

Craftswomen use bright red and white threads.

In order to highlight the individual elements of the ornament, they seem to be surrounded by black thread.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

Podilian skilled workers on the same shirt can use several different techniques and types of seams - cross, stitch, and hand stitch.

Most of the embroidery is very bright and colorful, using a wide color palette.

Most often, the ornament is made mainly in one color, however, small details are embroidered with multi-colored threads.

Due to this, Podolsk embroidery looks very colorful and bright.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

Ternopil patterns look quite convex due to the dense stitches.

The ornament is completely decorated with sleeves of shirts.

Often use only one thread - red or black - however, the patterns must be sheathed with a thin thread of a contrasting color.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

Vinnitsa traditional embroidery combines almost all existing techniques and ornaments.

However, despite this, one color still prevails in the product.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

The Carpathian embroidery has long been famous for its incredible variety of patterns and ornaments.

This image of animals, and flowers, and trees, and various geometric shapes in combination with each other.

Moreover, almost every village has unique features of embroidery.

It is the Carpathian shirts that are rightfully considered the most colorful.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

Lviv skilled workers leave free white space between the elements of embroidery.

Due to this, embroidery patterns look light and airy.

This region is also characterized by a combination of different patterns and ornaments in one product.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

Bukovina embroidery is famous for the variety of materials for embroidery.

Silver and gold threads, silk, wool and beads are used here.

Apply a variety of techniques and ornaments.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

A variety of compositions, patterns, ornaments and colors can be found on Hutsul embroidery.

Dominates the red color, which is very well combined with green and yellow.

Popular ornaments are floral and geometric.

Региональные особенности украинских вышиванок

A distinctive feature of the Transcarpathian shirts is the widespread use of zigzag as an ornament.

The color scheme is red and black.