The quintessential of works of Asauluk's craftsmen is our luxury gift packaging. Handcrafted with a natural wood with a scorched on its cover logo of the Cossack Asauliuk, and with the warm greetings from our European Motherland to the whole world! It is the latest confirmation, the finishing touch that emphasizes that you have in your hands is not just clothes. You have got a masterpiece!

A rushnyk is a ritual cloth, rectangular in shape, preferably of handspun linen of flax or hemp ( konopli). It can be plain white, embroidered or woven. The rectangular shape of the cloth always indicates a life's journey. The rushnyk is believed to be a median between God and man. Rushnyky can vary in length. In Podillia they are short 150-180 cm long, whereas in Kyiv, Poltava, Chernihiv and Cherkasy regions, the lengths vary from 300-350 cm or 450-550 cm.

The Ukrainian ritual cloth, rushnyk , accompanies a person from birth to death. The symbols, colors, and designs are cryptograms depicting cycles of life. Rushnyky are used in sacred rituals: from baptism (a white cloth called крижма signified the newborn's purity of soul); weddings, departures and death (a long rushnyk called a сувій or саван was used to lower a coffin).

Ukrainian embroidery utilizes old traditions. Rushnyky are always hung in part of the house called pokuttia where the family gathers for prayers.

The quintessential of works of Asauluk's craftsmen is our luxury gift packaging. Handcrafted with a natural wood with a scorched on its cover logo of the Cossack Asauliuk, and with the warm greetings from our European Motherland to the whole world! It is the latest confirmation, the finishing touch that emphasizes that you have in your hands is not just clothes. You have got a masterpiece!

Ukrainian textile / embroidery - Rodovid Press


Embroidery of the Cossack Elite of the 17-18 c. by Vira.

Posted by 2018 article

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