17 May 2019, 11:49

Kyiv residents will be presented samples of Crimean Tatar Ornek ornament and told about interweaving of fates and cultures of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars

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On May 19, an exhibition of samples of the Crimean Tatar national ornament, “Ornek. In the lace of the Crimea.” will open in the Nastional Museum of History of Ukraine.

There one can see the unique exhibits of traditional Crimean Tatar art, in particular, samples of embroidery, crafts household items and jewelry.

Some of them are exhibited for a broad public for the first time. The exhibits include a rare silver incense burner, cases for the Koran, jewelry, a collection of antique embroidered pouches from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and many others.

The feature of the exhibition is that next to the museum rarities the works of applied art of modern masters from the Crimea will be presented, which were created with traditional ornaments, as well as traditional male and female Crimean Tatar costumes, reconstructed according to XIX century patterns.

The Crimean Tatar national ornament is included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine.

Entry for visitors to the museum at the opening of the exhibition will be free.

In addition, on the night of May 18-19, the National Museum of the History of Ukraine will host a series of programs called “Traditionally: Night at NMHU”, dedicated to the interweaving of the fates and cultures of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars.

In addition, on the night of May 18-19, the National Museum of the History of Ukraine will host a series of programs called “Traditionally: Night at NMHU”, dedicated to the interweaving of the fates and cultures of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars.

Also activities for participants of the program will include round dances and Ukrainian ethnic games-fun, stories about the dramatic pages of the history of Ukraine since the First World War, the Ukrainian revolution of 1917-1921, the Stalinist terror and the dissident movement before Ukraine gained independence.

In January 2019, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine sent a request to UNESCO with the aim of including Ornek on the World Heritage List of Humanity.