Ukrainian Vinok - when beauty and tradition intertwine

Ukrainian Vinok - when beauty and tradition intertwine

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.

Olesya Hursky
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Feature Product - KLEYNOD watches made in Ukraine

Feature Product - KLEYNOD watches made in Ukraine

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!

Rostyk Hursky
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Feature Product - Namysto/Korali

Feature Product - Namysto/Korali

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.

Check out our collection of Namysto at www.ukieology.com

Olesya Hursky
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WEEK 2 - FEATURE PRODUCT (Traditional Ukrainian Hustka)

WEEK 2 - FEATURE PRODUCT (Traditional Ukrainian Hustka)

With only 13 weeks left 'till Christmas, we continue to feature products that make great present ideas! 
This week’s feature is a traditional Ukrainian hustka (or as some call it: platok). Ukrainian women have been wearing hustka's for hundreds of years and it was considered to be a key part of a woman’s attire.
Olesya Hursky
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WEEK 1 - FEATURE PRODUCT (Envelope Clutch "Dawn")

WEEK 1 - FEATURE PRODUCT (Envelope Clutch "Dawn")

To help you with some gift ideas, we will feature one of our products each week until Christmas.  In our opinion, these will make great presents and will fit within any budgets (big or small).  This week's feature is an Envelope Style Clutch. 

Olesya Hursky
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A shout out for the AMAZING pictures!

A shout out for the AMAZING pictures!

A big thank you goes out to A&A Photography for the amazing pictures for our online store.  It's a pleasure working with such professional and talented photographer!
Rostyk Hursky
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Love for Embroidery - Olesya's Story

Love for Embroidery - Olesya's Story

A personal perspective from Olesya about her experiences growing up in Western Ukraine with Embroidery as part of her life.
Olesya Hursky
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Venturing into the world of Entrepreneurship - Giving Small Business a Try

Venturing into the world of Entrepreneurship - Giving Small Business a Try

A personal perspective of why, how, when, and any other reasons for trying our hand at a small business.
Rostyk Hursky
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