Vyshyvanka: Ukrainian Outfit Becomes Symbol of Wartime Resistance
You couldn't go anywhere in Kyiv this week without seeing these shirts, which have new meaning in a conflict where the existence of Ukrainian nationhood is at stake.
For more than seven decades, Mariya Zarenska has been dedicated to the art of the vyshyvanka – the traditional folk shirt that is a staple of Ukrainian culture.
Now 84 years young, she oversees a traveling exhibition of these embroidered garments.
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