We’re continuing to introduce you to the series of excellent videos dedicated to Ukrainian national clothing. They show you how vintage Ukrainian outfits are put on step by step. Here you are 5 videos that show the most eye-catching headdresses worn by married women, elderly women, and wedding matchmakers in different regions of Ukraine. All the clothing pieces are original, from the late 19th – early 20th century, and designed for special occasions. This is how Ukrainian married females dressed 100-150 years ago.
All of the videos are made by Ukrainian ethnic project “Spadok”
The outfit is from Rivne region of Ukraine (north-western part of the country), the late 19th – early 20th century. She is wearing a long embroidered shirt, a woven skirt called “litnyk”, a white apron, leg wrappings, bast shoes tied to the leg with a long cord, a woven belt called “kraika”, a colorful bodice called “kamizelka”, an interesting headdress set (at item to hold the hair, a net coif, and a kerchief draped in a curious style), a glass beaded necklace, a necklace made of religious icons called “molitovky”, finger rings, and a cute wicker bag.
This folk costume is from Kyiv region of Ukraine (central part of the country), the late 19th – early 20th century. She is wearing a long embroidered shirt, a light sateen skirt, a matching apron, a long fabric sash, high laced leather shoes, a long waistcoat, a very high bonnet on a hard frame, a kerchief, many rows of coral necklaces with silver adornments, and an amber necklace.
This attire is from Khmelnytskyi region of Ukraine (western part of the country), the late 19th – early 20th century. It’s a festive folk dress of an elderly woman. She is wearing a long embroidered shirt, low-heeled laced leather shoes, a woven wrap-around skirt, a woven belt called “bayur”, a small woven kerchief, another woven kerchief folded and tied under her chin, a fake coral necklace, and a beadwoven necklace.
The traditional costume from Chernivtsi region of Ukraine (western part of the country), the late 19th – early 20th century. She is wearing a long richly embroidered shirt, a woven wrap-around skirt, a wide woven belt called “kraika”, high leather boots, a typical apron-like jewelry piece of the area called “salba” – fabric with many silver coins sewn to it, silver earrings, a headdress called “naframa” (long piece of cloth adorned with whitework wrapped around the head), a decorative sheepskin vest, and a bright woven bag called “taistra”.
The outfit is from Volyn’ region of Ukraine (north-western part of the country), the early 20th century. This is a ceremonial costume of a matchmaker at a Ukrainian traditional wedding. She is wearing a knee-length shirt embellished with applique, a tiny jewelry item similar to a brooch worn on the collar, a knee-length skirt decorated with applique that matches the shirt, a matching apron, leg wrappings, bast shoes tied to the leg with a long cord, a headdress called “plat” (long piece of cloth adorned with the same applique as the other garments), and a unique headpiece called “kybalka” sewn from colorful ribbons and adorned with 2 bunches of rooster feathers.