Vyshyvanka: where Dutch design meets Ukrainian tradition

Vyshyvanka  [wɪʃɪˈwɑnkɐ] is a traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt. The vyshyvanka not only speaks of its Ukrainian origin but also of the particular region in which it was made. Vyshyvanka is used as a talisman to protect the person wearing it and to tell a story. 

A story of our vyshyvanka is about long-lasting relations between the Netherlands and Ukraine. Our cooperation in many priority sectors of economy, agriculture, culture, education, human rights, piece and justice.

About Vyshyvanka

In Ukrainian em­broidery, black, red, and white colours are basic, and yellow, blue, and green are supplementary. On the territory of Ukraine, embroidery existed already in the 5th century B.C, and was a creation of Scythian fine art. Ukraine is famous throughout the world for its highly artistic embroidery. It inspired world famous designer to create modern clothes with traditional Ukrainian patterns.

21 May 2020 - Vyshyvanka Day in Ukraine

Vyshyvanka Day originated in 2006 and became international. It is celebrated on the third Thursday of May. It is intended to unite all Ukrainians over the world, regardless of religion, language they speak or their place of residence. It is a flash mob holiday, on this day many Ukrainians wear vyshyvankas to demonstrate adherence to the idea of national identity and unity and to show their patriotism.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyshyvanka