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39 Some rushnyky motives are woven rather than embroidered, and more recent examples are machine printed. forty Rushnyk is often mistranslated as ‘towel. ’ 41 Mushynka, ‘Rushnyk. ’ 42 The use of ornamental ritual cloths for these purposes is common to the indigenous cultures of Balkan, Baltic, Central, and Eastern Europe. In peasant homes, rushnyky mark all points of sanctity. They are draped around icons, over doors and windows, above the marital and birthing beds, and, significantly, around the dish cabinet. forty three During a Panikhyda, the priest holds up to heaven a kolach on a rushnyk. This, in impression, makes the peasant bread equal in holy status to the Bible and icons of the Christian saints, which are also draped with rushnyky. forty four Bociurkiw, Comfort Food, 59. forty five The rite of the funeral feast was practised by the pre-Classical Greeks and is at least 5,000 years old in Ukrainian territory: see Yu. Ya. Rassamakin, ‘The Steppe Neighbours of the Ancient Trypilians: Second Quarter of the Fifth to the Beginning of the Third Millennium BC,’ in Krzysztof Ciuk, ed. , Mysteries of historic Ukraine: The notable Trypilian tradition, 5400–2700 BC (Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 2008), 49. Other holidays in which Ukrainians feed the dead include Provody (‘Blessing of the Graves,’ the first Sunday after Easter); Zeleni Sviat (‘Green Holiday,’ 40–50 days after Easter, also known as Rosalia, a pagan feast celebrating fertility as well as death); and Dmytra (Saturday before the feast of St Dmytro, 26 November). forty six The phrase ‘dual-faith’ describes the blending of Christian traditions with ones from pagan, pre-Christian, and often matriarchal traditions that even today seem to have a presence in virtually every Ukrainian Christian custom. For introductions to the subject of historical and current dual-faith practices see, no author cited, ‘Provody,’ E. U. , vol. 4, 253–4; I. Korovystky, ‘Demonology,’ E. U. , vol. 1, 656–7; P. Odarenko, ‘Christmas,’ E. U. , vol. 1, 461–2; B. Kratsiv, ‘Folk Beliefs’ and ‘Folk Iacovetta_3776_Text. indb 154 14/06/2012 2:47:46 PM Feeding the lifeless: the ukrainian foodstuff Colossi of the Canadian Prairies one hundred fifty five Customs and Rites,’ E. U. , vol. 1, 904–5; B. Kratsiv and B. Medwisky, ‘Mythology,’ E. U. , vol. 3, 521; Z. Kuzelia and P. Odarenko, ‘Easter,’ E. U. , vol. 1, 780–1; and M. Mushynka, ‘Rosalia,’ E. U. , vol. 4, 407–8. forty seven Regional differences occur in the observances of the Sviat Vecher, but the meal never contains red meat or dairy products and generally includes versions of kutia, borscht/borshch (beet soup), beans, mushrooms, holubtsi (cabbage rolls filled with rice, buckwheat, and onions), perogies/perihy (dumplings usually filled with potato), kapusta (pickled cabbage with carrot and onion), fish (fresh, smoked, and pickled), bread with salt and garlic, cookies and cakes, and dried fruit compote. forty eight For Ukrainian Christians, the three tiers and tripartite braids of the Christmas Eve kolach doubly represent the Holy Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, while the twelve courses refer to the twelve Apostles.