Collection Themes

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Religious Byzantine Artifacts

Collection includes artifacts such as icons, priests’ vestments, chalices, crosses and other liturgical objects

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Folk Arts

Collection features folk arts and crafts of various regions of Ukraine including jewelry, decorative wood objects, pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs), straw weavings, ceramics, toys, and ceremonial breads

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Collection focuses on items that were woven or embroidered such as clothing, rushnyky, tapestries, weavings and kylyms

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Fine Arts

Collection includes items such as paintings, sculptures and other arts works by artists from Ukraine, Canada, Europe and the United States.

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Pioneer Artifacts

Collection includes items reflecting the lives of Canada’s early Ukrainian settlers — photos, documents, agricultural implements, and household utensils

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Featured Items

Embroidered shirt from Bukovyna

Bukovyna’s traditional embroidered shirt has a lot of floral patterns in satin stitch. Accordingly, the sleeves of this shirt are filled with a version of this floral satin stitch and the sleeves add two burgundy and amazing blue birds gazing at each other. Wool and cotton threads were used for the embroidery. The shirt was created in the 1950s.

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Gerdan, Bukovyna region

This 60 cm long gerdan was made out of beads in Bukovyna, Chernivetska oblast.
Gerdan is a Hutsul jewelry that is traditionally worn by men, as well as women. Usually, a
gerdan is worn with a shirt that is embroidered quite modestly or not at all.
The top of the necklace that sits on the center of the back of one’s neck has 15 strands; both sides of beads are sewn onto and surround an orange cloth.

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Kosiv Ram Bowl

The bowl was made in 1968. Traditionally for Kosiv painted ceramics it is distinguished by its complex manufacturing technology and special decorations.
Kosiv ceramics is included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Kosiv is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk region, center of the production.

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