June 29, 2014 22:16
“The mystery of Japanese ornaments”: kimono, dolls, and washi paper
The exposition “The mystery of Japanese ornaments” is being held within the framework of the international exhibition project “Kaleidoscope of cultures of peoples of the world,” launched at the Ivan Honchar Museum in Kyiv...
September 20, 2013 11:50
Traditional arts of North Cyprus, Hungarу and Adygea
We continue to discover traditional world arts. This time we present conversations with creative people representing Cyprus, Hungary and Caucasian Circassians. We had a possibility to communicate with these artists during the International Festival of Culture and Arts that was held in the Istanbul province B.Çekmece in the period of the late June - early ...
September 3, 2013 01:14
Ukrainian artists’s impression of the festival in Turkey (Photos)
"How good the preparation for the festival is! All details are paid attention to: maximum attention to the participants, special uniforms, living conditions, interpreters, transportation, materials and instruments to conduct workshops. Ukrainian masters have got an honorable first place in the large exhibition hall of Caravanserai...".
August 7, 2013 15:59
How to become a handicraft master in Turkey
They say that the fate of man is partially determined by the place of his birth. If it is written in the stars for you to be born in Avanos, the Turkish province of Nevsehir, then there’s a chance of 90% that you will become a potter...
July 17, 2013 19:18
National costumes at the culture festival in one of the Istanbul’s suburbs (Photos, videos)
It is not so often that one gets an opportunity to see traditional costumes of different world nations. But it is possible to do this in Büyükçekmece located in the outskirts of Istanbul. This year the town has hosted the World Culture and Art Festival for the fourteenth time...
December 4, 2012 01:43
Painting on glass by Valery Danysh
An angel by this artist painted on glass that I bought 5 years ago at the “Dream Country” festival is always at a display in my room. In this period other small works of folk art have surrounded the picture, but the angel remains at its place. It emits light positive energy which always energizes ...
November 11, 2012 18:49 ,
Folk motifs in works of modern designers
Design indeed plays the key role in perception of space and things. It can be really beautiful with a lot of content in addition. In folk arts, this content is created by ornaments and symbols. We’ve become interested whether there were any people who used such symbolism among the participants of All-Ukrainian design contest called ...
September 14, 2012 10:50
A lot of chemises with ancient embroidery from different regions of Ukraine
Complicated and unique embroidery techniques, abundance in symbols exhibited together with old photographs to intensify the impressions. Ivan Honchar Museum has given everyone a unique opportunity to take a look into its embroidery funds and to get inspiration for future creations...
September 11, 2012 19:57
Ladakhi from Indian Tibet consider decorations to be the best protection from evil forces
I first visited Ladakh in 2010. Two greatest impressions I had were the following ones: inexpressible scale of the local “lunar” scenery and the live folk culture of the natives. People there still wore ancient costumes, the most expressive components of which were jewelry...
July 19, 2012 14:38
Turkish Fiesta on the shore of the Sea of Marmara
A week of a fair; several master-classes with restless Turkish children; new friends and lots of communication. Ukrainian craftsmen introduced the people living over the Black Sea to the Ukrainian national embroidery, tapestry, Yavoriv toys and folk dolls (motanka)...
June 1, 2012 20:17
National costumes of Estonians were presented in Ukraine
When seeing Estonian national costumes for the first time, unintentional analogies with Ukrainian traditional costumes come to mind. They have practically the same color palette and ornaments as decorations; the same cut and costume elements. Nevertheless, after looking closer for several minutes one can clearly see that there are a large number of differences in ...
March 25, 2012 08:10
Swedish Skansen: the oldest open-air museum
"Houses from different parts of Sweden were brought and located at a relatively small territory; a terrarium and a zoo with several sectors was arranged: for domestic and wild local animals, for exotic animals; the territory itself was developed and at present lots of people are coming to visit this place in endless streams...".
February 2, 2012 18:49
Beads are sacred for Huichol Indians
By and by, Ukrainians are starting to master the art of Mexican Huichol Indians. Andriy, a 33-year old Kyiver, has played an Indian in a film of Mykhailo Illenko called “The one who has gone though the fire”. For many years, Andriy has been a fan of the culture of the North American Indians...
January 2, 2012 13:15
Even Honoré de Balzac knew 77 recipes for baking of Ukrainian bread
Half a thousand examples of Ukrainian ritual bread were brought to Ivan Honchar Museum in Kiev from a hundred villages of Ukraine. With this unique exhibition called “I’m baking, baking tasty bread” the Museum staff and the exhibition visitors honored those who died during the famine of the 1932-33.
The largest wedding head dresses are worn by Kolomiya region brides
Watching Ukrainian brides wearing huge wreaths of goose feathers in old photographs I have never imagined I would be able for real to see a contemporary bride wearing this kind of wedding head dress. But in August this year I chanced to visit a wedding in the traditional style that took place in Veliky Kluchiv ...
December 30, 2011 23:52
Christmas angels made by folk masters
The angel theme is the most popular one before Christmas, especially in the art society. Each master tries to create a special divine messenger – from paper, clay, wood, metal, textiles, threads, corn ears, straw etc. Angels are unique and original but all of them have several common traits: they are solemn and merry...
December 19, 2011 14:57
Oleksandra Telizhenko: Ornaments are our ancient universal reading and writing
Never believe anyone saying that our people learned to write in the Хth century when Byzantine written language reached us: the Stonebarrow had had inscriptions 14 thousand years earlier and they looked much similar to an ornament. Those signs and symbols lay at the basis of our written language. It didn’t disappear; we have just ...
November 16, 2011 15:10
Practically each household in Kosmach, Gutsul territory, can boast of its own folk master
Euhen Hapych, a photographer from Kolomiya is sure of this. For half a year he has been traveling to this village taking photographs of folk masters in the process of work. 130 of his best photos which picture thirty local masters were presented in the Hetmanship museum in Kyiv...
September 13, 2011 18:08
Vytynanka world of Mykola Telizhenko
Over eighty paper-cut vytynanka compositions of Mykola Telizhenko, an honored artist of Ukraine, are exhibited in Kyiv, in the hall of “Ivan Honchar Museum” – the National Center of Folk Culture. The exhibition will be open till the August 12th.
August 9, 2011 22:03
A church painted by “Petrykivka” ornaments has appeared in Kyiv
Now Kyiv has a church ornamented by Petrykivka painting. The interior of the Saint George church belonging to the Kyiv patriarchy was painted by two artists from Petrykivka village – Galyna Nazarenko and Iryna Kibets – within several weeks.
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