Today I am going to do a lazy posting. I have written a bit about Hutsul culture. Today I want to give some examples of the unique embroidery of the town of Kosmach. I gave some examples in some of my former postings of Hutsul embroidery. Kosmach is still a big center for the folk arts. I would recommend vistiting there for an arts festival or somesuch. It is in the north of Hutsulshchyna, not far from Kosiw. The overall impression of the Kosmach costume is a bright golden-orange. Here is a photo of a woman in Kosmach costume, embroidering [or more likely just posing with] a black vest, which is sometimes worn instead of the Kyptar, as they are easier to make.
I love doing this, and would like to somehow turn it into my career. A pipe dream, most likely, but I am enjoying myself.