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

Blouse from Chernivtsi

It was made in 1898 in Chornivka village, Novoselytskyi district, Chernivtsi oblast. Chornivka is located about 22 kilometers from Chernivtsi in the historical region of Bukovyna.

It is an excellent example of an old Bukovynian sorochka with a traditional late 19th and early 20th century shoulder band, which includes lines of blue and green beadwork. The balance of the sleeves is carried in a lengthwise design and embroidered with satin stitch, buttonhole stitch and contiguous French knots (vuzlyky or kupochky).

The blouse is 59 cm in length and 164 cm in width.

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Sylianka, Bukovyna region

This sylianka was made in 1972 in Chernivtsi oblast, Bukovyna region. Mostly yellow beaded necklace, it has circles in blue, red, green and gold. Bottom edge has loops in blue, red, green, gold, black and white.

It is only 33 cm long, but crystal clear, pure glass beads make it shine from far away.


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Kosiv Pleskanets

This ceramic round vessel “pleskanets” is a typical example of Hutsul ceramics from Kosiv. It was created in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, Halychyna. It has two opposing handles near the top and an opening 5 cm wide at the top. It has four very stubby legs.

Kosiv ceramics became a symbol of the Hutsul region. The three-colored palette of the ceramics (yellow, green, and brown) is a hallmark of Kosiv ceramics, which reflects the perception of nature: yellow symbolizes the sun, green symbolizes the Carpathian Mountains, and brown represents the earth.

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