Exploring Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online

Вінок з конваліями




Вінок з конваліями
Flower Crown with Lilies of the Valley


20th century


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.
This item was curated by Summer Pescinski in Humanities 440B(H): “That Belongs in a Museum!” Museums and the Ownership of Antiquities, a course taught by Professor Nicole Ruane at the University of New Hampshire, Spring 2023.


Registration number: НДФ-5442/1

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Вінок з конваліями. Exploring Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online, accessed April 22, 2024, https://gallery.sucho.org/items/show/329