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Social Sofa - Vyshyvanka

Updated: Nov 8, 2022

The idea of Ukrainian Social Sofa is Vyshyvanka – a Ukrainian traditional embroidered shirt. Mosaicking process looks similar to embroidery. You cross-stitch with glass mosaics.


Every region of Ukraine has its own unique ornament and technique. Vyshyvanka is used as a talisman to protect the person wearing it and to tell a story. Every element has its own meaning. Most important ornaments were embroidered on the parts of the shirts that contacted the skin: cuffs, collar, etc.

We covered Social Sofa with a map of Ukraine. Each region contains traditional Vyshyvanka ornaments. Map laying down like a warm plaid full of love and gratitude.


More then 50 Ukrainian women are mosaicing Sofa every day. Every stone glued from their heart.


This Sofa will be not only a piece of art but also a talisman for Zaandam where it will be placed.





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