|Bead embroidered 'sorochka', UNM Collection|
The embroidered "sorochky" exhibit opened Fri, Jun 9th, 2012, and will be on display for two months. There are 88 chemises from the Ukrainian National Museum Collection brilliantly exhibited on walls and a trunk, dramatically featured in a few frames and shown in full costume with bilingual ethnographic information. These were adorned with traditional beadwork: 'korali', 'gerdany', a Lemko 'kryza', a 'dukatch' pendant. And this the tip of the iceberg! There are about 158 'sorochky' from the XIX to XX centuries in their archives. See their video for an idea of what to expect.
|East "sorochky' wall. Zakarpattia, Opillia & Volyn mannequins.|
|Row of "sorochky' on the east wall|
|The Dnipro Region, UNM Collection|
|Sorochky Exhibit at UNM, Chicago|
I now have great material for future visual presentations. My next inspirational one is for this October's Creativ Festival. It's called "Nature Reinterpreted: Adornments and Decor".
|From the East Wall of the Sorochky Exhibit|