THE CENTER OF THE CARPATHIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS
If you want to get a lot of unforgettable memories during your vacation, you should go to the Carpathians. Here you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, clean air and outdoor activities with family and friends.
Deep in the heart of Ukraine set among the sprawling Carpathian Mountains lies the small Ukrainian village of Kosmach. A place of complete serenity and traditional life, the center of the Carpathian arts and crafts. Here you can find hutsul notes in almost every sphere of life: architecture buildings in the location and design of many streets and buildings.
The Oleksa Dovbush Museum
The hut-museum, where a private collection of Mykhaylo Yusypchuk-Dydyshyn is kept.
Manners and customs things, weapons from the ancient days of the opryshky movement and other rare things: bartky, topirtsi, short sleeveless fur coats, cheresy etc. are preserved there. In the museum there are also unusual sculptures made of wood and stone.
According to narrations, near the house, where the museum is located, almost three centuries ago Oleksa Dovbush was mortally wounded.
Oleksa Dovbush was a Ukrainian Robin Hood, chief of Carpathian opryshky. Local peasants admired him. What Dovbush took from the landlords, rentiers, usurers, merchants, nobles, and rich Jews, he gave to the poor. Many sites in the Carpathian Mountains are connected with Dovbush.
Opryshky was members of the peasant rebel movement in Galicia, Transcarpathia, Bukovina against the Polish gentry, the Moldavian boyars, the Hungarian feudal lords, and later also against the Austrian administration.
Museum of Sheep Breeding
was opened in 2013, to explore the transhumance sheep breeding in the Carpathians and to show the hard work of shepherds.
Sheep breeding was the most important element of the Hutsul lifestyle, with their milk, meat, wool and skins being used on the everyday basis.
Here, the visitors can see the traditional process of making sheep milk products which were essential for the local diet for centuries.
The Church of St. Peter and Paul
Wooden Churches of Ukraine is amazing monuments of religious and cultural heritage of our people.
The Greek-Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul is located in the heart of the village of Kosmach and has over a hundred years. This Unique church built without a single nail in 1905. Near the church is also a small wooden belfry built in 1905 too.
According to local lore, in the construction of the church attended one of the national heroes – Oleksa Dovbush.