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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 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 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...".
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...
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 ...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 27, 2012 23:01
Kenzo Takada, a world famous designer, has visited Ivan Honchar Museum
Kenzo Takada, the renowned founder of Kenzo brand, a 73-year old artist and a designer in the past visited the National Center of Folk Culture “Ivan Honchar Museum” on the 22 March, to have a closer look at the Ukrainian folk art, Ukrainian culture and Ukrainian costumes in particular...
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...".
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