To provide a brief introduction to Ukrainian folk arts and culture, we have collected a sampling of publicly available videos and digital exhibits. Check out the resources below to learn about Ukrainian threadcraft and traditions.
"Embroidered Memories is a folk-art installation and exhibit that features over 750 embroidered Ukrainian Canadian pillows – real ones and photographs, gathered from across Canada. They fill the exhibit space, paying homage to the over 150 artisans who so skillfully expressed their personal and cultural expression with a needle and thread.
For some, these beautiful artifacts evoke a deep, intuitive cultural bond to the Ukrainian homeland and immigrant experience. For others, these podushky represent thousands of hours of detailed stitchery and artistic excellence. Whatever the connection, embroidered podushky have become keepsakes out of respect for our ancestors, as well as the sheer beauty of the craftsmanship."
The Ivan Honchar Museum National Centre of Folk Culture (Kyiv, Ukraine) is an open art and culture, educational, scientific and recreational space. You can browse some of their collections virtually on their website.
Threads That Connect: A Year-long Celebration of Ukrainian Embroidery & Textiles