Vinok is one of the oldest symbols of Ukraine. Described in songs and legends, Ukrainian vinok has a long history - first mentioned in Shumerian culture in XII-III BC. Viewed as a symbol of bright sky above the head of the one wearing it and seen as protector from evil spirits and illnesses. Our Ukrainian ancestors understood that the part of body responsible for thinking and creation was the head, and therefore created vinok - oberih (guardian) to protect it from negative forces.
Kleynod trademark was created in 2002. It took its name from the word kleynody, which means special attributes of state power, symbols of Ukrainian Hetmans. Kleynody symbolized victory and glory of their masters, their wisdom and special status. They were used as regalia and decoration during celebrations and holidays.
Today Kleynod is the first Ukrainian watch brand developed, designed and manufactured by watchmakers of Kyiv Watch Factory. Kleynod watches are absolutely unique in design and have become popular across the globe!
Namysto (Busy, Korali) are one of the oldest forms of feminine ornaments in Ukraine. There is a long history of Ukrainian women wearing beaded jewelry, and the ways that namysto was worn has evolved through the centuries together with its styles, colours and materials used.
Namysto bares more than just a decorative element- it’s meaning is symbolic. It was believed to be protective from ill wishes and bad people and was passed on from generation to generation, as family heirloom.
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