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Traditional Ukrainian clothes Vyshyvanka

Vyshyvanka is a colloquial name of the traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt. Numerous variations of the embroidery design were created in the 19th century. Regional features usually found reflections in the ornaments of the shirts.

Vyshyvanka was widely used in folk costume and at home. The embroidery of Ukrainian costume is rich and varied. It was used to decorate women’s and men’s shirts, outerwear, headwear. The motives of ornaments, composition, colors were handed down from generation to generation becoming a tradition.

Today, vyshyvanka has become a stylish attribute to everyday clothes. On the streets of Ukrainian cities you can see boys and men, girls and women wearing modern vyshyvanka.

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