Vintage Ukrainian embroidered shirt, the 1920s. It is a female shirt from Kyiv region, central Ukraine. As you see, this garment consists of two parts – the upper part is made from industrially-produced fabric and the bottom part from hand-spun cloth. It was typical to do so. The handmade fabric is coarser and looks grayish. Different stitching techniques are used to decorate the shirt.
Funny Ukrainian embroidered towels (called “rushnyk”). These are not the usual household items but ceremonial towels. All of them are from the same village in Vinnytsia region (Central Ukraine), the 1st half of the 20th century. Just look at these patterns! They are bright, childish, and very colorful. Such embroidery designs are far from typical in this country, so these towels are unique.