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Works without glasses: 93-year-old craftswoman embroiders shirts for her whole family

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May17,2024

Works without glasses: 93-year-old craftswoman embroiders shirts for her whole family

Pavlina Zholobak/Suspilne Ivano-Frankivsk

93-year-old Pavlina Zholobak from Krekhovychy, who has been doing embroidery all her life in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. The woman created shirts for her entire family with her own hands, and her next work will be for her great-grandson.

The story of artist Pavlina Zholobak was told by Suspilne Ivano-Frankivsk.

Pavlina Zholobak embroiders without glasses every day. The pensioner has four sons, 10 grandsons and granddaughters, 15 great-grandsons and great-granddaughters, one great-great-grandson and one great-great-granddaughter.

For each grandmother, she embroidered a shirt, and for some – wedding towels. Now she is waiting for her 16th great-grandchild and is preparing to embroider a shirt for him.

Everyone says that you will be blind, you will not be able to see. I won't. And now I see and embroider, says the woman.

Works without glasses: 93-year-old craftswoman embroiders shirts for her whole family

Embroidered shirts/Society Ivano-Frankivsk

The woman became interested in embroidery in the second grade, when she was eight years old.

Mom was embroidering a shirt, and I am mom, mom, and I want to embroider. My mother gave me a thread, and I began to embroider slowly. I immediately started embroidering a flower… I drive to graze cattle, and I take it with me to embroider. My mother didn't even see it, – the woman recalls.

She embroidered not only for the family, but also for the church, she even embroidered felon – priest's clothes. Her towels are in Pochaevskaya Lavra, in Goshov, in Dnipro. A woman invents patterns herself. He embroiders a shirt in two weeks or more – since he makes small crosses, he has to “peck”. png” alt=”Works without glasses: a 93-year-old craftswoman embroiders shirts for her whole family” />

Embroidered shirts/Suspilne Ivano-Frankivsk

But when seasonal work begins, the favorite thing has to be postponed. At the age of 93, the woman still works in the garden, goes to church every Sunday, and after the service prepares dumplings with potatoes and cheese for her relatives.

I do everything, except what I don't feel. As a person moves, veins develop and blood circulates. I know by myself. Try to do and you will be healthy, – adds the embroiderer.

The secret of her longevity, the woman believes, is in constant movement. So he advises to work physically and not to sit still for a long time.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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