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 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.
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.