Facts about Ukrainian Vyshyvanka You Might Not Know

  • Ukrainians used to embroid their clothes as long as before the 6th century.
  • Every third Thursday of May Ukrainians celebrate Day of Vyshyvanka, more and more people wear vyshavnkas as regular clothes.
  • It was Ivan Franko, a famous Ukrainian writer who started a tredn of wearing vyshyvankas as everyday clothes.
  • Traditionally women embroidered clothes for their families. This skills was passed from mothers to daughters through generations.
  • Every region in Ukraine has their own style embroidery style, technic and patterns.
  • Every handmade vyshavnaka is a source of positive energy. Vyshsvankas are symbols of kindness and love.
  •  Nowadays the most popular vyshsavnkas are on the white background.