Welcome to our website celebrating and preserving the art of traditional Ukrainian folk costumes.
Costumes are important and vibrant elements of the Ukrainian culture, which often leaves a lasting impression on all. The colorful costumes, which represent various regions in the Ukraine, are just as elaborate and varied as the intricate, choreographed footwork seen during a performance.
Folk costumes are a basic element of the country's culture and craft, closely tied with it's history. The Ukrainian costume is a genuine encyclopedia of the people's cultural creativity. The folk arts of weaving, style, sewing, and adornment in traditional Ukrainian dress shows a high degree of sophistication, elegance, and artistry. Art historians pay much attention to the highly artistic embroidery, characteristic of such folk costumes.
Scholars of Ukrainian folk costume & dance classify it by regional differences. Regions identified include Boiko, Bukovynian, Gypsy, Hutsul, Volyn', Podillian, Polissian, Kozak, Lemko, and Transcarpathian.
Red and black are folk colors of great antiquity and human life; every life should have red (joy) and black (sorrow) - or so the folk saying goes.