Tradition

The Carpathian rosettes trail

The origin of the symbol is lost in the darkness of history, somewhere in the Proto-Indo-European times, when the common history of many contemporary people begins. A rosette, a six-pointed hexagonal...

Calendar habits and Boyko region rituals

Boykos’ traditional spiritual culture is rich and varied. This also fully applies to the area of calendar habits and rituals. At some time, the particular areas of the Boyko region were studied...

Traditional spiritual culture of Boykos

Folk demonology of Boyko region is rich and varied.Beliefs in wraiths, witches,nymphs, werewolves, lords of clouds and other spirits and supernatural beings are an integral part of ideological...

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...

Hutsuls – shepherds of the Eastern Carpathians

Hustuls (Ukr. Гуцули, Ro. Huțuli) is an ethnic group of highlanders living in part of the Eastern Carpathians – Gorgany, Chornohora, Svydovets, Marmorian Carpathians, Połoniny...

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...

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....

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...

Bieszczady Forest Railway

The first train arrived at the Majdan station in January 1898. Initially, a standard-gauge railway has been built here, but then, it was decided to build a narrow-gauge railway. This option has...

An old wooden cottage in Olchowiec

The Carpathian Museum of Folk Culture was guided with passion by the son of the owner and originator – Tadeusz Kiełbasiński – who came here for the first time in the 1950s as part of...