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FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

THE CHILDREN'S EXHIBITION

The newest addition to the Permanent Exhibition is the Children's Exhibition. On display are traditional children's folk costumes- shirts, sheepskin jackets, footwear and headdresses. Several of these items, such as the girl's costume from the Hutsul area, were made in the United States in the 1960s, based on authentic samples from the area. Among other objects, the sheepskin coat and shirts come from the Pokuttia region, and are dated from the 1920s. There are shirts for boys and girls from the 1930s, made in the Borshchiv district, Ternopil' oblast'.

The exhibition also features toys, among them clay whistles in the shape of rams from the Poltava Region, a wooden toy wagon from the Yavoriv area, Lviv oblast', miniature glazed earthenware toys from the Podollia region, dated in the 1900s, as well as cheese sculptures from the Hutsul area from the 1930s. Many objects are from the Museum's collection, and others were borrowed from the Ukrainian Museum and Cultural Research Center in Stamford, Connecticut.

Dolls in folk costumes from various regions of Ukraine are on exhibit as well. The ceramic heads of several dolls were created by artist Slava Gerulak and the costumes of some of the dolls were made by members of Branches 1 and 64 of the Ukrainian National Women's League of America.

Three pieces of art work are also part of the exhibition. These decorative objects created in watercolor, paper and fabric, and paper cutouts, were made by children in Ukraine.

 


 

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