Patterns and Symbols of Belarus

There is a traditional set of symbols and colors that our ancestors have used for many centuries since pre-Christian times. Belarusians, and once all Slavs, used two colors – red on a white background.

These colors have deep symbolism. White background is the color of purity. Red is the color of the sun, blood as a symbol of life, and in general a symbol of life.

The Belarusians, like none of the Slavs, preserved the purity of the patterns until the twentieth century. Our roots are a red pattern on a white background. Since the end of the 19th century, black has been added. But he never prevailed, only set off the red.

Each of the symbols has its special meaning and stays for something.

In this project I embroidered various belarussian symbols at the photographs depicting belarussian motives. It brings back the original meaning of the symbols making the new sense of it.

Family

Sun

Ancestry

Fire

Beauty

Land

Wealth

Youth

Seed

Spring