Woman’s Folk Costume | Central Ukraine


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Origin: Ukraine | North-central Ukraine
Era: Early 20th century (circa 1910-1930) and Mid-20th century (post 1950)
Includes: chemise, skirt, vest, apron, kerchief
Condition: good; staining to bottom half of chemise; mended hole on back of chemise; fading to vest; vest lining stained; general signs of age and wear; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
  Chemise – across front: 29″ side to side
  Chemise – length: 43.5″
  Vest – across front: 17″ between underarms
  Vest – length: 25″
  Skirt – waist: 32″ around
  Skirt – length: 27.5″
  Apron – length: 23″
  Kerchief: approximately 30″ square
Additional Notes: Traditional woman’s ensemble from the region around Kyiv in north-central Ukraine. Includes a traditional long vest called a korsetka with asymmetrical front fastening. Large peplum folds on back extending out from the waist. When you examine the fabric on the inside of the folds you can see that the brown fabric was darker at one point and has faded with age. The chemise and korsetka appear to be from the 1920-30s era, while the skirt and apron were likely made in the third quarter of the 20th century to replace the original worn-out elements.

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs

Suitable for wear


Early 20th Century (circa 1910-1930), WWII Era (circa 1930-1950), Mid 20th Centuty (post-1950)


Women's clothing