A UNIQUE VOLYN FABRIC MIGHT BECOME ONE MORE BRAND OF UKRAINE

12/07/2014

Rivne local administration and Centre of Volyn Research and Revival lobby for including Volyn serpanok to the non-material cultural heritage of UNESCO.

Volyn serpanok is a unique fabric weaved from thin almost transparent thread of special linen. Long time ago the fabric was produced only in Volyn region. For more than 100 years people thought that a unique technique of serpanok manufacturing was lost.

However, several years ago Centre of Volyn Research and Revival decided to renew this legendary fabric. It took craftwomen three years to revive this technique. Recently Volyn serpanok became the finalist of Ideas Fairy under the Misnistery of Culture of Ukraine.

By visiting Legends of Volyn weaving workshop located in Radyvyliv, Rivne region, anyone can touch this unique fabric, try to weave it and see marvelous serpanok dresses, worn just by rich Ukrainians ladies.

Thus along with Petrykivka painting (Dnipropetrovsk region) and Opishne pottery (Poltava region) Ukraine can get a new brand, Volyn serpanok (Rivne region).


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