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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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