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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.
Do not miss a chance to learn about Ukrainian craft - Pottery. Guests will be provided with: guided service during the entire tour program; accommodation in hotels; gerving of breakfast - every morning, and also some lunch and dinner. There is also going to be a bit of tours around Kosiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Yaremche and Kolomyia. There is a unique opportunity to part of making Kosiv ceramics. All taxes are included in this package.
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.