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CRAFTS IN UKRAINE

Ukraine is famous for its art crafts.The most popular crafts in Ukraine are considered to be pottery, weaving and making lizhnyks. The formation of the tradition of weaving thick wool with a volumetric surface and long fluffy two-side nap has been well-known in Ukraine since the early Middle Ages. The raw material for lizhnyks (Carpathian Woolen Blankets) is sheep wool.

Pottery


Pottery is one of the oldest crafts which convey information about the ancient way of life. Hutsulian craftsmen are famous for their wonderful painting and a variety of drawings. You can see both animals and scenes from family life on their works.

 

Pottery

Weaving


At the craft workshop, you are able to make a souvenir of pottery clay on your own.The tradition’s origin is closely related to sheep breeding, all Hutsulian people raised sheep and that is why woolen items, particularly, lizhnyks were in every Hutsulian house and they were used every day. Weaving is another great craft that is about creating awesome items - shirts, towels, carpets.

Weaving

Craft Expeditions around the Carpathian Mountains

Duration: 6 days/5 nights Sheshory is an amazing mountain community where incredible architecture, folk craft, textiles and history are harmoniously combined. Art journey of textile and spirituality to the authentic mountain communities Sheshory and Kosmach. Optional tours: A natural boundary Lebedyn is a part of a national park “Hutsulshchyna”. Unique nature of this reserve is reflected in the various landscape forms. You can see mountains, plains, meadows, forests, swamps and lakes here. The Lebydyn Lake is the most famous treasure of the whole park that is located at the altitude of 600 meters above sea level being surrounded by beech and pine woods. There are different legends about the lake, locals believe hat it does not have any lake bed and some mysterious creatures live in it. One can see here some small meadows where 17 plant species listed in the Red book are growing. Flora and fauna are very rich and various here.
Ivano-Frankivsk – Deliatyn – Yaremche – Kolomyia – Sheshory – Kosiv - Ivano-Frankivsk Duration: 6 days/5 nights Pottery is one of the oldest crafts which convey information about the ancient way of life. Hutsulian craftsmen are famous for their wonderful painting and a variety of drawings. You can see both animal and everyday life scenes on their works. At the craft workshop, you are able to make a souvenir of pottery clay on your own. Yaremche is a pearl of the Carpathians, the most famous climatic health resort of the Precarpathian area, the touristic (travel) center of Ivano-Frankivsk region and the whole Hutsuliya. This city is rich in the marvelous mountain landscapes, healing sources, cultural monuments, fascinating history. Kosiv has been considered to be a highlight of Hutsulshchyna and ancient craft for ages. Kosiv city and its suburbs are famous for their unique nature, traditions and rituals. There is a unique State Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts with over hundred-year history. Ivano-Frankivsk is first of all the city of promenades. The most valuable thing is a historic atmosphere of the central European provincial city. Here you can feel as if on an island, and that is because two rivers surround the city. More and more original cafes, fancy bars, restaurants and institutions are created. Ivano-Frankivsk is a completely unique area, first of all, it is the city of Galicia, that for centuries belonged to another civilization. Kolomyia is the center of the social, cultural and educational life of Precarpathian area, the capital of the Pokuttya land. This city impresses both its guests and locals by its authentic, vivid museums, incredible historical, cultural and architectural monuments. This city has saved its original architectural charm of European city, having been built at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries. Sheshory silver waterfalls are cascade and they are created by Pistynka River in Kosiv District. The waters of this river reach a few hundred meters in width, move on the huge sandstones and create two parallel waterfalls of 3 and 5 meters height. Those waterfalls are named Big and Small Huk. They have ve got such names because of the loud noise they produce. And under the sun rays the drops of water sparkle in a special way, presenting the water flows with wonderful bright silver colors. 
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Duration: 6 days/5 nights The formation of the tradition of weaving thick wool with a volumetric surface and long fluffy two-side nap has been well-known in Ukraine since the early Middle Ages. The raw material for lizhnyks (Carpathian Woolen Blankets) is sheep wool. The tradition’s origin is closely related to sheep breeding, all Hutsulian people raised sheep and that is why woolen items, particularly, lizhnyks were in every Hutsulian house and they were used every day.