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Ethno Restaurant Celebrates Ukrainian Heritage

February 21, 2024


In Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv lies Ethno, a sophisticated, modern restaurant infused with ethnic Ukrainian elements.

Designed by local firm ZIKZAK Architects, the interior of Ethno is anchored by two branching trees that symbolize a connection to cultural and familial roots.

A “vyshyvanka” or Ukrainian embroidered shirt, serves as a leitmotif throughout the space. Delicate red cords, for example, hang from the trees, representing the thread used in the traditional embroidery. This is exhibited alongside other cultural details including handmade panels, “motanky” rag dolls, and clay dishes.

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