Embroidered Linen Dress | Rivne, Ukraine


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Origin: Ukraine | Polissya region | Rivne area
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950)
Condition: good; small scattered stains on front; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
   Width: 27″ side to side fully stretched
   Length: 42″
   Sleeves: 27″ from collar to cuff
Additional Notes: Additional Notes: Long sleeve dresses called “sorochky” (plural or “sorochka” singular) are the foundation of most Ukrainian folk costumes. Made of linen, hemp or cotton they were the most important element of traditional Ukrainian dress. As these garments were worn directly against the skin, they were considered to be an extension of the wearer and posses some of their spirit and personality. Open edges such as hemlines and collars were typically embroidered with various symbols and designs for protection so that evil forces could not penetrate the spiritual barrier. This homespun linen dress features floral and geometric embroidery executed in satin and cross-stitch on the sleeves and collar. There are two small holes at the collar opening for tying a ribbon through. Entirely woven, sewn and embroidered by hand.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

Suitable for wear


WWII Era (circa 1930-1950)


Women's clothing