Sunday, 3 June 2012
Ladies from the Ukraine
The little pottery figures shown on the postcard are, according to the back of the card, Barynyas. Barynya is Russian for landlady but is also a traditional folk dance. Maybe these figures are landladies dancing, who knows? It was sent from Ukraine, from a folk pottery museum.
The stamp shows a traditional Ukrainian headdress, a Namitka. It's a long piece of fine fabric that is wrapped around the head and tied behind. It was originally for both men and women and once was used to cover the face. It was also worn during a traditional Ukrainian wedding.
Today is la Fête des Mères, Mothers' Day, in France so I thought these two would be at least partly appropriate.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"