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)...
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