Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

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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Mountains we are often not aware of

  The Carpathians are an extensive mountain range located in central Europe. They stretch along a clear arc of about 1,300 km between the Danube gorge: on the Austrian-Slovak border, to the...

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First ethno-expedition to ukrainian Carpathians

From 11-15 April There was a second ethnographic research expedition in the Carpathians – organized by a partner of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship – which is the first in a series of...

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Treasures of Czarnohora

In the mountains of Czarnohory there are many caves in places very inaccessible, fearsome of the same location. Some of them at night come out of the spectrum of jakoweś and hear the voices and...

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2nd research expedition to ukrainian Carpathians

In the districts of Chernohora went on another ethnographic expedition organized as part of the project "World of Carpathian rosettes – activities to preserve the cultural uniqueness of...

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