Rushnyk na Khresti

The Ukrainian Weekly - December 5, 1999, page 11

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A rushnyk (ritual cloth) draped around a khrest (cross).

This rushnyk contains many traditional elements and symbols:
horizontal lines of varying widths, oko (an 'eye'),
Berehynia (the Protectoress), Ptakh Zhyttia (the two-headed Bird of Life),
sontse (a Sun symbol), and another sontse (a Sun symbol).

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