Friday, April 27, 2012


Stars are a very common motif in Ukrainian embroidery. Here we have three separate designs which feature starlike motifs. The first is an area design useful for a tablecloth or other purpose. The second would make a good design for a man's shirt. The third, which is of the type called 'ox eye' would be equally good for a border of a table scarf. Of course, many other uses are possible.
This type of red and black cross stitch is found all across Ukraine today.

Thank you for reading.

Roman K. 

L. V. Hrabovs'ka et al, 'Znaky -  155 old Ukrainian Embroideries', Kyjiw [Kiev], 1992


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