Ukrainian Beaded Adornments Past & Present with Maria Rypan - ONLINE

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Be dazzled by the splendour of traditional adornments (‘prykrasy’) from different ethnographic regions of Ukraine. See how seed beads create incredible patterns and motifs in loomwoven gerdany, and netted sylianky. Understand why and how the distinctive adornments styles were worn. This spirit continues to inspire contemporary beaders of today as seen in Maria Rypan’s rich visual presentation.


NOTE: This is a lecture, and not a hands-on workshop. 

Workshops will be held on
October 16, 2021  Sylianky - Intro to Netting
November 20, 2021 Sylianky with and 'X'

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Maria Rypan is an international designer and instruction book publisher recognized for her Ukrainian-style of beading and interest in global folk arts. Her work is featured in many beadwork publications. Since 1995 she’s been teaching internationally, produced a kit line and lectures on beading and global folk arts. Her research trips to Ukraine yield fresh material about folk costumes, adornments and trends. Visit

This webinar is FREE, but registration is required to view.  Donations are gratefully accepted!


UHEC folk art programming is made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

September 25th, 2021 12:00 PM through  1:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Voluntary donation $ 1.00