« 2018. #3 (141)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 3 (141), 608–617

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Abstrakt. The article describes Lemko’s «vechirky» as a form of youth group work — spinning linen, wool and cannabis. It emphasizes the economical and social function of this work, highlighting the important role of «vechirky» in preserving Ukrainian folklore and passing it to the future generations. Some proverbs, legends, myths, songs and games that were used in «vechirky» activities are presented in the article. An artistic reconstruction of Lemko «vechirky» can be staged based on the materials of the article.

Keywords: «vechirky», spinning, group work, village community

Received 16.05.2018


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