Exploring Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online

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  • https://gallery.sucho.org/files/original/earrings_line43.jpeg

    Silver-colored flower earrings with a bead of red colored glass in the center. From the Poltava region.
  • https://gallery.sucho.org/files/original/earrings_line42.jpeg

    White metal floral-pattern earrings made through casting/engraving.
  • https://gallery.sucho.org/files/original/coral_necklace_line39.jpeg

    A handmade, cotton and hemp threaded women’s coral necklace from the Poltava region.
  • https://gallery.sucho.org/files/original/weddingflowercrown_line35.jpeg

    A white flower crown with small pink and blue flowers for a wedding
  • https://gallery.sucho.org/files/original/flowercrown_liliesofthevalley.jpeg

    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.
  • https://gallery.sucho.org/files/original/brass-necklace.jpg

    A brass necklace containing two rows of bells, 11 on the bottom and 5 on the top, stamped from sheet metal. The bells are strung on a chain of twisted wire.
  • https://gallery.sucho.org/files/original/summer_ring.jpeg

    The artifact was made by V.F. Khomenko in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1977. It is made out of silver, agate, and enamel, and the exact purpose for production is unknown. The ring was featured in the exhibition "Rings: Thousand-Year Histories of Familiar Things", from September 24, 2019 to October 11, 2020 in the Museum of Historical Jewels of Ukraine.
  • https://gallery.sucho.org/files/original/wedding_crown.jpeg

    The artifact was made by one of the Kyiv Master goldsmiths, Master Byshevs′kyǐ, for an unknown marriage around 1857. This crown was made for the crowning ceremony of Eastern Christian wedding tradition. The crown of marriage would be placed on the groom's head, with a similar one for the bride, to signify Jesus Christ’s victory over sin, evil, and death. This ceremony would typically have friends, family, and clergy members in attendance and involve prayers and hymns. “An Explanation of the Crowning Ceremony.” Melkite Eparchy of Newton, https://melkite.org/faith/faith-worship/an-explanation-of-the-crowning-ceremony.
  • https://gallery.sucho.org/files/original/womens_pletenka.jpeg

    A handmade women’s necklace. Made from wool and strands of glass beads woven into a geometric pattern.
  • https://gallery.sucho.org/files/original/ethnographic_album.jpeg

    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.
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