Українські народні жіночі прикраси ХІХ ХХ століть
Ukrainian Folk Jewelry 19th-early 20th c.
By Hanna Vrochynska
Language: Ukrainian w/English summaries
Fully illustrated, color/b&w Hardcover, 230 pages
Rodovid, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2007
Родовід, Київ, 2007
10"W x 12-1/4"H
Member Price: $54.00
Beautifully illustrated coffee table book; recommended by the Research Council of the Folk Art Institute, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine.
The jewelry and other items of adornment traditionally worn by Ukrainian women is a colorful component of Ukrainian decorative and applied folk art, and, rich in ornamentation and artistry, were a requisite component of traditional folk apparel, especially during the holidays. They have a very long and deeply rooted tradition integrally associated with the evolution of artistic trades, various home industries, and clothing. Their genesis may be traced back to the times when decorative-utilitarian arts were being formulated and shaped by the ancient Slavs.