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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2020. № 2 (152), 323—329

UDK 930.2:[392.51:684.452](=161.2)”18/19″

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2020.02.323


NADOPTA Andriana

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2068-3411

Candidate of Historical Sciences,

Junior Research Fellow

Institute of Ethnology of

National Akademy of Sciences of Ukraine

15, Svobody Ave., 79000, Lviv, Ukraine,

Contacts: e-mail: a.nadopta@ukr.net

Abstract. The relevance of the research determined by the need to preserve the traditional folk culture of Ukrainians and its further research. Wedding customs and ceremonies fully illustrate its originality and uniqueness. A chest was a particularly important component of the wedding ceremony. The purpose of the article is to determine the ritual, ritual and economic role of the chest in the wedding ceremony of Ukrainians, make a comparative analysis of the size of the dowry that was stored in the chest in different regions of Ukraine, to illustrate its historical transformation.

The wedding ceremony of Ukrainians is the object of study, and a chest in the wedding traditions of Ukrainians during the end of the XIXth century and the beginning of the XXth is the subject.

The field records made by the author, archival materials, works of the end of the XIXth century — the beginning of the XXth century comprise the empirical data of the research.

The objectivity and historicism are the methodological basis and principle of the study. Methods of comparative and structural-functional analysis were used in order to study field, archival data and scientific literature.

As a result, it was found out that in addition to the functional purpose, the chest performed an important ritual function in the wedding ceremony of Ukrainians.

Keywords: chest, dowry, wedding, wedding ceremony.

Received 20.02.2020


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