Lemko Embroidered Skirt | Velykyi Bereznyi, Ukraine


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Origin: Ukraine | Transcarpathia region | Velky Berezny area
Era: Early 20th century (circa 1910-1930)
Condition: very good; minor spotting; small tear to lace trim along bottom; general signs of age/wear, but no significant damages; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
  Waist: 26″ around
  Length: 29″
Additional Notes: Part of a Lemko woman’s folk costume from the Velykyi Bereznyi (Velky Berezny) region of western Ukraine, along the Slovak border. Made of natural cotton with plain homespun linen waistband and front panel that would have originally been covered by an apron. Several rows of small folds plus hand-embroidered flowers and cotton lace trim around the bottom. At one point the skirt was likely more finely pleated, but has since been washed and worn in the current state. The Lemkos are a subgroup of the Rusyns that live primarily in Ukraine, Slovakia and Poland and their costumes are quite scarce.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

Suitable for wear


Early 20th Century (circa 1910-1930)


Women's clothing