Brief information about the Project
The Project provides for the promotion and revival of the authentic headdress called Uhniv Shawl tied into a Fancy Knot within the context of an art show titled FASHIONABLE SHAWL. The project is intended for strengthening the cultural identity of the community, both to promote the local culture and the way of wearing a shawl.
✔️ Topicality of the Project:
The promotion and revival of the authentic headdress called Uhniv Shawl tied into a Fancy Knot is an extremely topical project for the cultural development of the territorial community in general and the development of the cultural life of the district in particular. Interest in local traditions with increasing frequency promotes the cultural heritage of the district and stimulates its recreational and cognitive capacity, in particular, the one directed to preservation, development and promotion of craft. Recently, Uhniv land has been increasingly going back to the revival of long-standing traditions. In particular, the old traditions of making a Jordan Cross of paper or straw have been revived in school environment. Besides, the information about old local bootmakers who fell into oblivion has been actively coming back into public awareness (Uhniv boots). The art show titled FASHIONABLE SHAWL is not only a kind of stylish “hallmark” of the community but also the promotion of the way of wearing local shawl.
✔️ The main objective of the Project:
To preserve the authenticity of the tradition and promote the way of wearing Uhniv shawl both locally and nationally.
The project is unique since no part of Ukraine has such a way of wearing a shawl. In the folklore, this style is called «Uhniv fancy knots». Owing to such style, a woman a wearing shawl (both in the past and present) didn’t/doesn’t suffer from cold even in severe frost. Thus, this project is implemented to preserve traditions and promote local culture.