Rushnyk - embroidered Ukrainian towel used usually for a decorative or ceremonial purpose.
SIZE: Width 13 1/4", Length: 83" including tassels
Rushnyk designs might slightly vary.
A Rushnyk has many uses. The very basic rushnik is colloquially called the utyralnyk or wiper and serves as a towel. The utyralnyk
either has no designs on it or it has very narrow strip on the edges. In contrast, a nabozhnyk
is a highly decorated Rushnyk composing of embroidery and of lace. Nabozhnyks
, also called nabraznyks
are used to decorate icons
corners in homes.