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|Ѳ | THE WEDDING TOWEL|
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|The colour embroidery drawing by the cross-stitch method|

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The towels  of Central Nad-Dnipryanshchyna particularly abound with bird symbology. Birds of different feathers resoundon them according to the occasion for which they have been embroidered.
, , , ... . , . : , . , . , . * The nightingale and the cuckoo love girls' shirts and are unhappy if they are not embroidered in a pair, but all this is yet to come. For a nightingale twitters, calling out for its mate, whilst it is sung about  the cuckoo: Cuckoos cuckoo, cuckoo to Peter. Girls make merry, merry to autumn. These birds are frequently embroidered on the branch of a guelder-rose, symbolizing the continuation of a generation.
- , - . * Peacocks - are very respectable birds, for they always take their place on matrimonial towels and usually have the Lord's blessing above them - a crown or wreath.
, A grey bird whilst flying
, Swept a yard with its wing
And awaited a crown
. In its purse to be thrown.


   *    HITUA