Most people associated rushnik with the road. And it is not surprising. Snow-white fabric creates feeling of space - the runway.
Even in ancient times mothers sending sons on a long journey gave them a rushnik. And the rushnik was not ordinary, embroidered with all his love and tenderness for the child, putting embroidered symbols wish happiness and good fortune. This embroidered rushnik mother blessed the child for a speedy return home.
Also embroidered rushnik covered the bread and meet dear guests from the road. In many Christian houses Ukrainian towels hang over the images of saints.
One of the greatest values of the ritual rushnik gets the wedding. The girl was going to be married wedding rushnik embroider their own hands. As symbols fit on a rushnik certain content, so obligatory attribute is a pair of birds. Length Wedding rushnik must be divisible by 7, and occupancy embroidery 1/4 the size. The middle of embroidered canvas should always be free of embroidery: it is believed that this is the place to connect with God. After the wedding embroidered rushnik kept the young couple for a happy and long life in love and harmony.
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