Ukrainian Women Bring Back Traditional Floral Crowns To Show National Pride
A Slavic workshop of stylists and photographers called Treti Pivni (translates as Third Rooster) have decided to bring back one of the more amazing Ukranian traditions by giving it a new meaning. They’ve produced a portrait series of modern Ukranian women dressed in traditional Ukranian floral headdresses.
According to the tradition, these headdresses were worn by young, unmarried women to show their “purity” and marital eligibility. Now though, the artists are using them as a reminder of Ukrainian identity in rough times the country is going through. With continuing political and actual physical pressure from Russia, the country faces serious threats to its integrity and unity is needed more than ever.
As model Nadiia Shapoval told Vogue Magazine: “I think we are coming back to floral themes because fashion is starting to react on wars that we are having around the globe. We need some tenderness.“
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Now take a look at the traditional Polish headdresses.
Seeing the Native vision of a culture is always beautiful, Love it!
Wow its to great
Marital eligibility? Some look not older a 8
What is wrong with purity, why put it in quotations?
Correlating sexual abstinence with purity is anachronistic at best and painfully misogynistic in continued practice as the majority of the time it is a standard of criticism directed solely at girls and women.
They are all so different and spectacular traditional art, BEAUTIFUL!!!
This makes me crave knowledge of all tradions each culture lives..