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Anatoliy Brovchenko: We would supply with toys all shops
May 12, 2010 11:52
"..and this root I found walking in the forest. Someone trained dogs with it but it’s practically a ready ostrich. You see: these are two legs, a tail, and it takes only to finish the head. The cost is minimal. It needs only a day of work to make it a “super” thing. It can even be sold…"
Ivan Bobkov: Artistic potters do not churn out pots
May 11, 2010 20:58
"..a master works at the factory, and Uncle Sam tells him: “Let’s make pumpkins today”. And if a person doesn’t have a screw loose, he will suffer. And if he doesn’t care about art and just needs to earn 200–400 hryvnyas, he will work at such a factory. But I can’t do that".
Ivan Bobkov: Now We Are Writing the History of Pottery
May 11, 2010 20:44
"..after that period there were so called “happy” years of 90-ies, when everything was destroyed, not to mention the ceramics. So the new history has started from there. And now we are the ones to create the history of pottery in Ukraine".
Mykhailo Taphiychuk: I made trembitahs for Ukrainian singer Ruslana
May 10, 2010 22:12
"Some people came from Lviv and said the order was for Ruslana. In total, I made 8 trembitahs for her. First I was asked to make three of them. Then – three more. And two more in the end. Later she sold those trembitahs herself and earned a lot of money, but she didn’t take any of that money and gave it for charity".
Anatoliy Bayda: People used to believe that a pot had a soul
May 10, 2010 21:06
"People used to believe that every Cossack-Kharakternyk was a potter. That those were magic people, they knew some special secrets and were devout. And here goes the most interesting thing: potters used to say... Well, now they say: "so many pots, so many pieces". And formerly it was said: "so many souls". For example, “30 souls of pottery” instead of “30 pieces of pottery”. People used to bury pots".
Nestor: From the ancient times Doshchovytsya has been called Cloud in the Polissya region
November 14, 2009 17:31
For some reason the doshchovytsya is considered to be a Latin American instrument. Maybe it’s due to the fact that the ethnic music of this region is very popular in the world. But this instrument used to be present on all the continents... In Ukraine borshchyvnyk was most often used and sometimes the sunflower stalks, too. It was a ceremonial shaman instrument and it was inaccessible for general public...
Natalia Svyrydyuk: clothes dyed by herbs is luxury even for dolls
October 10, 2009 19:57
To wear clothes made from fabrics dyed with natural dyes has not fallen to the lot of our generation because it is too labor consuming and is not cost-saving in any way. But to dye fabrics for dolls means to maintain the tradition – the artist says.
Larysa Golovnya: I ornament pysankas within the period between Candlemas day and Whitsunday
April 16, 2009 20:08
"Usually, pysankas are ornamented starting from Candlemas day and till Whitsunday. And you know, the wish to ornament pysankas comes exactly during this period and after the Whitsunday some relief comes upon me and the wish to make pysankas passes away".
Tetyana Protcheva: a Japaneese man was constantly wearing a tie embroidered by me
April 4, 2009 18:07
Tetyana Protcheva is known by her manually embroidered ties, bow-ties and men’s handkerchiefs for tail-coats. Accessories to business suits made in traditional colors attract not only young people but high officials as well.
Mariah Chulak: Things woven from beads serve as protecting charms
March 27, 2009 18:06
Since XIX century people have started to decorate themselves by them. Men used to wear hanging decorations on their watches and caps. Even now they do it. There are special Gutsul caps with symbols embroidered with beads...
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