Exhibit of Traditional Estonian Clothing to be Opened in Ukraine


No. 74-E

Today an exhibit introducing traditional Estonian clothing entitled “Estonians’ Traditional Clothing” will be opened in the State Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art in Kiev.

The exhibit was created using the collections of the Estonian National Museum and provides an overview of how clothing and handicraft traditions have changed in Estonia, where in recent years using elements of traditional clothing or traditional accessories has become very popular and such elements are once again used every day.

The exhibit introduces the traditions of creating and wearing traditional clothing. Through the exhibit one sees how traditional clothing became a national symbol and the meaning of these clothes for Estonians both at home and abroad. Also highlighted are some modern-day items that were inspired by elements of traditional clothing.

The Estonian National Museum’s exhibit “Estonians’ Traditional Clothing” will be on display in the State Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art from 22 March to 24 April 2012.

The exhibit was co-ordinated by Kristjan Raba, the curators are Reet Piiri and Jane Liiv, and the graphic designer is Jane Liiv.

The exhibit is being supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Embassy in Ukraine.

Additional information:
Estonian Embassy in Ukraine
Tel: (380 44) 590 07 80

+372 637 7654


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