Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

International meeting with masters of musical instruments

In the village of Pistyń (Kosovo region of the Iwanofrank region) in Ukraine from 12-13 December 2019. there were music workshops organized as part of the project “World of Carpathian rosettes...

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In the world of Roman Kumłyk

A small, modest hut on the top of a hill in today’s Verkhovyna, the former Żabie is filled with a unique atmosphere. This is the world of Roman Kumłyk and at the same time the world of the...

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Maria Kiraszczuk’s Easter egg workshops

We have met with Maria in Kosmach. The whole village is a remnant of the former lifestyle associated with pastoralism. The houses are located at a large distance from each other, often on a hill....

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The amazing Museum in Kosmach

The Hutsuls have not been regarded as quiet people. The name, which was used to describe the entire Hutsul ethnic group, became popular in the 19th century and if it was derived from the old Slavic...

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The forgotten art – art of making lizhnycks

What is art of making lizhnycks? Lizhnyck – a word difficult to translate, something between a blanket and a rug, no one knows where it came from. They have been made as it is said –...

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A visit at a herbalist

The Hutsul region is in a sense a mythical land. Outside the geographical area, it is an area rooted in consciousness as a romantic land of mountain people for whom “there is no such life like...

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At Mr Dutka’s workshop

Hutsul ceramics have a long tradition. They have become popular already in the nineteenth century, when they became known and exported in significant quantities outside the region. At that time, the...

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Kosiv – the marketplace as in the past

Does every marketplace in this part of the world look the same? Yes, to some extent. We will find stalls with household appliances: pots, knives, brushes, cheap clothes that came directly from China....

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Live art of vivid highlanders

Hutsul culture is art and handicraft; ceramics, woodcarving products, wonderful fabrics: kilims, napkins, lizhnycks, embroidered sweatshirts, shirts, scarves and metal products: buckles, crosses and...

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Oleg Denisenko’s works inspired by Hucul Ponies

The art of magical realism shows a seemingly ordinary world, which, however, differs from normality. It is expressed in strange contrasts, mysterious complexes of people and places, or in chaos of...

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