Ukrainian Gerdan

Gerdan, herdanyk, herdanka, Gerda, Lucky, sylyanka, sylovanka, Silenko, twist, wicker, Drabinko, point checked, pupchyky, link – neck bead decoration in the form of narrow strips, made of colorful bead, beaded on thread or hair foundation that create colorful geometric and sometimes vegetative ornament. Sometimes Lviv Gerdan looked like wide color collar that covered all the breast. Ornament and its color is usually comply with embroidery on the shirt of a certain area. Often Gerdan have fomu loop solid or openwork strips of varying width, which is worn over the head on the neck, connected at the front end of a medallion decorated chest.
Gerdan and sylyanky in the museum collection of folk art and Gutsulschiny Pokuttya them. Jehoshaphat Kobrin in Coloma.

In eastern Ukraine, the decoration was unknown, traplyalas in skirts and Volhynia, and Galicia was very common. Probably sylyanka came to Galicia from Hungary. Similar to Gerdan products, called marzhele (margele) are also common in the Romanian part of Bukovina.

National ukrainian  jewelry.

Status: sold.


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