August 5, 2014 02:35
Six Ukrainian craftsmen represented three countries at the festival in Turkey
Six Ukrainian craftsmen represent three countries as a whole at the festival in Turkey: Ukraine, Moldova and Italy. They are taking part in the Annual International Festival of Culture and Arts held in an Istanbul province called Buyukcekmece...
June 1, 2013 11:09
Ukrainian FB-users ask Finnair to leave the picture by Mariya Pryimachenko on their airplanes
Ukrainian Facebook users would like a picture by Maria Priymachenko that has been used by the Finnish company “Marimekko” since 2007 on their behalf, to remain on the airplanes of the Finnish carrier Finnair. This is confirmed by an inquiry conducted in the ...
September 28, 2012 20:52
120 meters of a fence painted by “Petrykivka” in Dnipropetrovsk region
On 23rd September, representatives from the National Ukrainian Record Register and Ukrainian Book of Records registered a new record: the largest ornamental handmade painting in Ukraine. This guelder-rose and flower painted frieze 120 m long and about 80 cm wide has decorated a fence in Petrykivka village in Dnipropetrovsk region...
A haystack-shaped hotel has become the winner of the all-Ukrainian design contest
Levko Davydyuk’s project called “Three haystacks” represents a concept of a restaurant-hotel complex built using ethnic motives in its design: starting from the overall appearance and down to small details...
September 23, 2012 19:15 ,
Andriy Holub has designed a modern potter’s house for Opishnya village
Andriy Holub, an architect, has presented in his portfolio a design of a potter’s house which is intended to be built in Opishnya village of Poltava region. According to the author, his project has accumulated the features of the folk architecture, Trypillya architecture, neo-modernism and organic architecture...
August 23, 2012 19:33
UNESCO is going to open a large exhibition of Petrykivka decorative painting in 2013
At present, active preparations to the large exhibition of Petrykivka decorative painting which is to be held in April, 2013, are underway. It is planned to involve maximum possible number of Petrykivka masters in the event and to broadly cover this field of Art...
July 27, 2012 11:40
The Turkish museum of costumes gets a present from Ukraine
A costume traditional for the Ukrainian Dnipro region (Naddnipryanshchyna) was presented to the Museum of World Costumes in the Turkish town Büyükçekmece by Ukrainian craftsmen together with the authors of the “Rukotvory” project...
April 9, 2012 18:57
Tree decorated with 10.000 Easter eggs
Volker Kraft puts the finishing touches on a tree that he has decorated with 10,000 hand-painted Easter eggs in his garden in Saalfeld, Germany, on March 21, 2012. Kraft started decorating the tree in 1965 with 18 plastic eggs but as the tree grew, he has gradually increased the number of eggs every year over ...
A Ukrainian Easter Egg from the Midwest of USA
Ukrainian identity remains strong outside of Ukraine throughout several generations – sometimes, with the help of a simple Easter Egg - or Pysanka - a Ukrainian tradition. Luba Perchyshyn, an artist and owner of the oldest Ukrainian Gift Shop in Minneapolis, keeps the traditional art of decorating Easter Eggs alive...
March 3, 2012 23:42
Scythian gold has returned to the Ukrainian capital
Soon, a collection of unique antiquities is to be exhibited in the Ukrainian capital: sculptures, ceramics, weapons made of copper and stone; clothes; decorations from gold, copper, enamel and precious stones. Not long ago treasures of lost civilizations returned to the National Kyiv-Pechersk cultural reserve...
February 15, 2012 16:53
Ukraine missing chance to join Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Ukraine’s leaders appear to have missed out on a great opportunity for improving the nation’s image abroad. The country was invited to participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2014, but evidently Ukraine’s government decided it was not worth the $800,000 participation fee. Now, Ukraine’s slot is in danger of being taken up by another ...
March 21, 2011 19:06
Zozulytsya was recognized as the best project during the Ukrainian Art Week
Zozulytsya was recognized as the best project at the international exhibition of contemporary art called “Ukrainian Art Week”. It is the name of a whistle having a bird shape that symbolizes ancient Ukrainian history and the mission of which is to unite football and cultural heritage of the Euro-2012 host countries.
December 28, 2010 19:31
Lviv, Chernivtsy, Uzhgorod are the most attractive cities for the New Year holiday celebration
Ranking of the most attractive cities for New Year celebration has been performed in Ukraine. The first place in accordance with this ranking is occupied by Lviv. Historical Poltava and Uzhgorod got to the top ten of the cities most visited during the New Year celebrations in Ukraine.
November 18, 2010 19:25
Due to its national art Ukraine has become known in China
Tetyana Protcheva, a master from Kyiv, spent half a year in Shanghai, China, at the EXPO-2010 exhibition. There, among other masters, she was presenting Ukraine and introducing Ukrainian culture and traditions to foreigners. For this, the master was continuously conducting master-classes in embroidery for Chinese people and the exhibition guests.
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