Vyshyvanka is a modern trend that appeared on the expanses of Ukraine and gained popularity all over the world.
Vyshyvanka is not just a linen embroidered shirt - it is a symbol of the national pride of Ukrainians. The first embroideries appeared on the territory of Ukraine in the IV century, they were found during excavations of Scythian burial mounds.
The ornament on vyshyvanka tells a whole story with the help of threads made by the hands of a master. One of the main patterns are poppies, they were embroidered by the wifes and mothers of soldiers who went to war. They had to protect their loved ones during the battles.
Vyshyvankas were passed from father to son, they were a valuable devotee for marriage and an indispensable attribute of any celebration.
Now vyshyvanka is a trend popular all over the world. Ukrainians dress them on holidays and you can often see celebrities strolling in them along the red carpet, and in everyday life.
How to do?
1. You can buy vyshyvanka in any specialized store or on Andrew's Descent.
2. There are a lot of them here, choose only linen and hand made. Pay attention to еру colors and ornament: red is for luck and protection, green is a symbol of birth and growth, and yellow is for abundance and wealth.
3. Buy vyshyvanka - be in the trend!
Where to do?
Montmartre of Kiev, the main street of the city, the concentration of talented and creative people, and also home to a variety of museums and galleries.15
Prices are absolutely different from 500 hryvnias to several thousand hryvnias. The older the vyshyvanka is the more expensive it is, because it already has history.
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