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Ukrainian embroidery avaEmbroidering is one of the most widespread and common for various corners of our planet traditional crafts. People have been using embroidery to decorate their clothes for millennia and on every continent. Of course, there are some similar or identical embroidery techniques and patterns, but others are unique and represent a certain country, region, or even community. Sometimes, you can easily tell where a costume came from by its needlework designs alone. So, let’s look at different embroidery samples from various countries around the world. How much do they look alike?



Festive male robe from Uzbekistan with beautiful gold embroidery

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Uzbek skull-caps with colorful needlework

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Uzbek headdress embellished with intricate gold embroidery

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Another skull-cap with silver embroidery and sequins

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Palestinian traditional embroidery called “tatreez”

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Bright-red embroidery on Palestinian folk dress

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Delicate needlework on woman’s dress

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Tajik folk embroidery on female dress

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Gold needlework on ornate male attire

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Delicate needlework on women’s clothing

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Stunning silver embroidery on Mexican sombrero

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Interesting needlework pattern on Mexican women’s outfit

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The United Arab Emirates

Lovely silver embroidery on Emirati clothing. This technique is called “talli”

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Another variation of talli embroidery

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Two different techniques of Emirati needlework on women’s dresses

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Ukrainian traditional embroidery with woolen and gold threads on women’s coif

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Striking embroidery design on a sleeve of female shirt. It is created using several different needlework techniques

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Ukrainian traditional whitework on male shirt

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Colorful stitching on women’s shirts. The pattern is made of lots and lots (hundreds or even thousands) repetitive tiny symbols

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Traditional Crimean Tatar embroidery




Vintage Crimean Tatar shoe with gold embroidery





Charming gold embroidery on vest

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Another variant of traditional floral needlework on vintage garment

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Gold embroidery on female dress

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Traditional bridal dress from Afghanistan adorned with multicolored embroidery designs in several different techniques and tiny mirrors

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Afghan richly gold embroidered dress

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Skillful Afghan needlework in red&black&white

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