Currently displayed in the museum are two mannequins depicting Zhytomyrsko-Polissia clothing. The woman wrapping the woven headdress (peremitka) is from the greater Borshchiv area. There are several legends explaining why women embroidered with predominantly black thread in this region – like a particularly costly battle that killed many of their husbands and sent them into mourning, or the black soil of the region. This region is known for using ultra sturdy hemp for weaving their blouses and chemises.
The woman in orange is in a costume from early 20th century Zhytomyrske Polissia (north-central Ukraine). Her skirt is called a litnyk or andarak. The gray pillow case (navolochka) with red and black weaving pattern behind her and the woven geometric rushnyk to her left are also from this region.