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Description of the wedding-tree preparation

Translation of the content:They don’t use a tree (derevtse) any more [for the wedding], as they did at the beginning. They would cut a piece from a pine tree, the one that has five branches, and it is in the middle, and there are two on the sides....

Rozmarynovych, Dokiia

Oleksandr Pankieiev's interview with Bohdan Medwidsky

  • CA BMUFA 0232
  • Collection
  • 5 December 2013

On December 5, 2013, Oleksandr Pankieiev interviewed Dr. Bohdan Medwidsky at the Kule Folklore Centre, University of Alberta. The interview covered Dr. Medwidsky's childhood in Europe, his reunion with the family at the age of 12, his "b...

Medwidsky, Bohdan

Kylym

According to Gloria Rutherford, the kylym was made by her mother and grandmother. It adorned the back of their sofa when Gloria was growing up. Gloria's mother died in 1952, and Gloria had owned the kylym since then until she donated it to th...

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