This 20th century Ukrainian flower crown originated in Podilla. It was hand made using wire, paper, and encaustic painting with wax. It is a beautiful depiction of lilies of the valley woven into a crown. In Ukraine, the lily is symbolic of innocence and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Because of this, It was not uncommon for these flower crowns to be worn at weddings by women, symbolizing purity as they entered their marriage.
An album of art and photographs created by Ivan Hochar. It contains pictures of art and ethnographic information of the Poltava region, its people, and its culture. Part of a larger collection of volumes showing Ukraine and its people.
A silyanka necklace handmade with interwoven glass beads and white metal. Traditionally worn as a choker, it often complemented other jewelry pieces. It could also be worn as a hair piece. This necklace originated in Podilia.