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What is “gorbatka” in Ukrainian costume?

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 10:54 am
by Violet
You publish a lot of articles about Ukrainian folk dress. I’ve heard a word “gorbatka”. What does it mean? What piece of clothing is it? As I understand, it’s a skirt or smth… Thanks

Re: What is “gorbatka” in Ukrainian costume?

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 11:35 am
by sofiya
Thank you for your question, Violet. Horbatka (it is written like this) is a traditional garment used in the western part of Ukraine (particularly, Bukovyna). The other name is “obhortka” Indeed, it is a kind of wrap-around skirt. It is a rectangular piece of cloth wrapped around the woman’s body and belted. The length is from the waist to the middle of the calf. Horbatka can be very festive; it is woven from thin fine wool, sometimes also embroidered at the front. The back part of this garment is usually black, without embroidery or decorations. The front part is often striped (in this case, no embroidering is used).
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Re: What is “gorbatka” in Ukrainian costume?

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 11:44 am
by Violet
Thank you so much!