July 4, 2011 16:15
Laly Topuria: I am a Georgian and it happens that I manage to make dolls-Georgians best
"It happens people wear such caps as my dolls, they are special favorites among men. But certainly they do not wear chokhas (coats) because it is in the Georgian custom that if one wears a chokha one should have a dagger on him...".
June 14, 2011 23:36
Do You Need a Museum? A Ukrainian Alternative (Linda Norris. USA)
Linda Norris, a well-known expert in museums from the USA, wrote a nice review in her personal blog about Volodymyr Kitselyuk who "revives and preserves ancient life of Hutsuls in digital formats".
May 29, 2011 18:27
Unique wreaths of goose feathers are manufactured in the Kolomiya region
Is it possible to do better than participants of the Brazilian Carnival? – With ease! Head-dresses that can be considered works of art have been manufactured in the Veliky Klyuchiv region since long ago. Paraska Kushlyak’s wreaths made of goose feathers are really unique works.
May 26, 2011 17:09
The Ukrainian national motanka-doll travels around the world
The gigantic national motanka-doll, presented in the Ukrainian House in Kiev on the 21st of May, will be exhibited abroad. It will be presented to the foreign spectators at the international art exhibitions. The motanka-doll will go on its first trip on August. It is planned to present the doll in Brussels on the Independence ...
May 3, 2011 18:07
The largest motanka-doll was installed in Lviv. A photo report
A new Ukrainian record was held in Kyiv. The biggest motanka-doll in Ukraine was installed there on the 30th of April. The doll was created by two ladies: a master Oksana Smereka-Malyk and a master of the national folk doll Larysa Telizhenko. The height of the doll reached 3 meters.
April 22, 2011 13:21
Modern traditional art of Hutsulschyna
This is a very rare ocassion that students’ term and diploma assignments become items of exhibitions. But Kosiv Institute of Applied and Decorative Art has something to be proud of. On February 8 an exhibition of such items - the final students’ and the teachers’ works of this Institute - was opened in the capital ...
January 14, 2011 11:48
Christmas carols in the underground
At 15:00 on January the 13th the time stopped for the passengers of the capital underground. It was then that a festive carol ”Dobry vechir tobi, pane gospodaryu” (“Good evening to you, master”) could be heard simultaneously at different underground stations...
June 24, 2010 23:00
Brides started to wear wedding dresses in the 1960th
"I remember the year I graduated from the secondary school, it was in 1961, my neighbor Nadya was wedded in the skirt and chemise yet at the time – recalls 62-year old Maria Stepanishyna, born in Gordiivka, too. — And somewhere around 1965 such materials as staple and China silk appeared in the shops, so ...
Artist dressing modern youth in traditional clothes with a paint-brush
Have you ever seen picturesque portraits of contemporary girls and boys dressed in Ukrainian national costumes? Photographs you may have come across but I have grave doubts as for painted pictures. Kateryna Biletyna once decided to dress young people in traditional things. She did that with the help of paint and a brush.
Europe would envy our wedding songs
To celebrate a wedding in accordance with all the canons of our ancestors has become simpler nowadays. At least, it will not be needed to “dig for” the song scenario for the ceremony in the museum archives. An Art Agence “Art Veles” supported by the International Charity fund “Ukraine 3000” published a collection of authentic ...
A Gutsul way for “Enjoy your meal”
A folk festival – without “strong gutsul gorilka (Ukrainian for “vodka”) or banush with brynza (corn dish with sheep or goat home-made cheese) and cracklings” as it was artistically pronounced from the stage, but yet with standard attributes of a fair: shashlik, beer, kvass, gorilka… that was how the International Gutsul Festival in Vyzhnytsya started ...
The biggest sheaf in the world is a Ukrainian one
At the international ethnic festival “Harvesting” which took place in the middle of August in Kiev region a large sheaf was erected, having 15 meters of height. This case was even registered in the Ukrainian Record Book. The connoisseurs state that no sheaves of the kind have been erected anywhere in the world so far.
Throw away your wedding rings – put on namitkas
Nowadays it is not always possible to tell a young married woman from a single girl by their appearance. If they don’t wear wedding rings I wouldn’t advise ever trying to do that – all young girls and women have similar faces and clothes. But as long ago as several centuries this delicate problem was ...
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