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March 3, 2012 23:42
Scythian gold has returned to the Ukrainian capital
Soon, a collection of unique antiquities is to be exhibited in the Ukrainian capital: sculptures, ceramics, weapons made of copper and stone; clothes; decorations from gold, copper, enamel and precious stones. Not long ago treasures of lost civilizations returned to the National Kyiv-Pechersk cultural reserve...
February 15, 2012 16:53
Ukraine missing chance to join Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Ukraine’s leaders appear to have missed out on a great opportunity for improving the nation’s image abroad. The country was invited to participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2014, but evidently Ukraine’s government decided it was not worth the $800,000 participation fee. Now, Ukraine’s slot is in danger of being taken up by another ...
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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