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Living Textile Traditions of the Carpathians

Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...High in the Carpathian mountain chain in western Ukraine and in northern Romania, village women embroider the powerful figure of a pre-Christian goddess called Berehinia, a protectress and bringer of fertility. Today folk artists in Ukraine...

Ukrainian Fashion Week

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

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...After the Soviet Union collapse and the proclamation of Ukrainian independence in 1991, the new country has witnessed a cultural revolution, involving fashion. In the execution of their collections, Ukrainian designers of the early 1990s...

Introduction: Folk Dress, bath-house (pirts) supernatural Supernatural Beliefs, and the Body

Linda Welters

Linda Welters is Professor of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...Throughout history, dress and adornment have fulfilled a basic human need to connect with the supernatural world. In folk cultures, the dressed body offers human beings a way to negotiate the invisible influences on their natural and social...

The Tombstone Shoe

Jews and Shoes

Berg Publishers, 2008

Book chapter

...Visitors to the numerous Jewish cemeteries in Western Ukraine, Kiev, and the regions of Volhyn and Podolia are struck by the unique sight of tombstones in the shape of a boot or shoe. Made of cement, dark granite, or a soft white local...

On the Antiquity of East European Bridal Clothing

Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...In much of Russia and Ukraine well into this century, there came a time in each girl’s life when she was finally offered a panjóva to wear. Up to this point, like her mother, she had worn a long white chemise, a belt or sash, and in cold...

Fashion under Socialism

Djurdja Bartlett

Djurdja Bartlett is a Research Fellow at the London College of Fashion University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

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...The relationship between dress and Socialism started in Soviet Russia following the 1917 Communist Revolution. When Soviet-style Socialism was introduced in East Europe in 1948, dress became an important ideological and practical issue...

Geography and Climate: East Central Europe, the Baltic Countries, Russia, and the Caucasus

Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith is an independent writer, editor and speaker. She regularly contributes to magazines such as Embroidery and Selvedge and other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

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...Central and East Europe extend from northern Germany to Russia’s Pacific coast. The expanse occupied today by Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia is punctuated only by the Ural Mountains. A wooded upland...

Ukraine

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Ukraine is an ancient land of great natural resources that has supported human habitation since prehistoric times. Yet it has existed as an independent state only since 1991. Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus all developed from Rus...

Ukrainian Fashion, the 1940s to 1990s

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Following the end of World War II, everyday life returned to normal very slowly in Soviet Ukraine. The opening of the Kyiv (the post-Soviet Ukrainian spelling of Kiev) House of Fashion in 1944 was one of the first so-called peacetime...