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Golden-blue hand painted Christmas ball - 5.5cm
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Golden-blue hand painted Christmas ball - 5.5cm
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Blue Christmas ball with filigree flower pattern - 5.5cm
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Blue Christmas ball with filigree flower pattern - 5.5cm
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12 EUR
Hand painted horse - decotative wooden fridge magnet
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Hand painted horse - decotative wooden fridge magnet
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5 EUR
Sweet horse - handmade wooden fridge magnet
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Sweet horse - handmade wooden fridge magnet
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5 EUR
Cute horse - handmade wooden fridge magnet
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Cute horse - handmade wooden fridge magnet
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5 EUR
Cute hedgehog - hand painted wooden fridge magnet
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Cute hedgehog - hand painted wooden fridge magnet
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5 EUR
Cute hedgehog - wooden fridge magnet
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Cute hedgehog - wooden fridge magnet
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6 EUR
Hand made wooden fridge magnet - Cat
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Hand made wooden fridge magnet - Cat
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5 EUR
Funny cat - hand-painted wooden fridge magnet
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Funny cat - hand-painted wooden fridge magnet
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5 EUR
Angel wooden fridge magnet with blue pattern
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Angel wooden fridge magnet with blue pattern
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8 EUR
Rot-golden Christmas ornaments set - exclusive hand painted on wood
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Rot-golden Christmas ornaments set - exclusive hand painted on wood
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18 EUR
Red Christmas angel with golden wings
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Red Christmas angel with golden wings
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12 EUR
Rustic wall decor, hanging vase for the dry flowers with ukrainian painting
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Rustic wall decor, hanging vase for the dry flowers with ukrainian painting
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25 EUR
Kitchen wall art, small wooden cup for dry flowers, handmade
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Kitchen wall art, small wooden cup for dry flowers, handmade
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22 EUR
Small wall decor, hanging vase for the dry flowers, handpainting
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Small wall decor, hanging vase for the dry flowers, handpainting
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25 EUR
Rustic wall decor, hanging cup with ukrainian painting
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Rustic wall decor, hanging cup with ukrainian painting
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25 EUR
Small wall decor, hanging vase for the dry flowers, ukrainian painting
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Small wall decor, hanging vase for the dry flowers, ukrainian painting
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25 EUR
Small wooden art home decoration, hanging wall vase with green flowers
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Small wooden art home decoration, hanging wall vase with green flowers
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28 EUR
Wooden art home decoration, small hanging vase, ukrainian painting
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Wooden art home decoration, small hanging vase, ukrainian painting
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25 EUR
Small wooden art home decoration, hanging wall vase with ukrainian painting
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Small wooden art home decoration, hanging wall vase with ukrainian painting
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28 EUR
Wooden art home decoration, small hanging vase, hand painted
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Wooden art home decoration, small hanging vase, hand painted
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28 EUR
Kitchen wall art, small wooden cup for dry flowers, handmade
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Kitchen wall art, small wooden cup for dry flowers, handmade
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Unique wall art, wooden wall vase with, handpainting
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Unique wall art, wooden wall vase with, handpainting
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28 EUR
Beautiful wall art, wooden hanging cup with pink flowers
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Beautiful wall art, wooden hanging cup with pink flowers
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Unique wall art, wooden hanging vase with green flowers
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Unique wall art, wooden hanging vase with green flowers
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25 EUR
Wooden wall decor, small vase for dry flowers
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Wooden wall decor, small vase for dry flowers
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25 EUR
Unique wooden wall decor, small cup for dry flowers
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Unique wooden wall decor, small cup for dry flowers
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25 EUR
Kitchen wall decor, wooden hanging vase hand painted with blue flowers
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Kitchen wall decor, wooden hanging vase hand painted with blue flowers
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25 EUR
Wooden wall decor like small vase for dry flowers
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Wooden wall decor like small vase for dry flowers
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28 EUR
Pretty wooden wall decor, small hand painted cup
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Pretty wooden wall decor, small hand painted cup
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25 EUR
Rustic wooden Wall decor, vase hand painted with floral motives
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Rustic wooden Wall decor, vase hand painted with floral motives
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Rustic wooden wall decor, small hand painted cup
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Rustic wooden wall decor, small hand painted cup
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OSTERDEKO - KÖRBCHEN MIT DREI OSTEREIERN - FÜR DEN OSTERTISCH - Petrykiwka Malerei
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OSTERDEKO - KÖRBCHEN MIT DREI OSTEREIERN - FÜR DEN OSTERTISCH - Petrykiwka Malerei
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Schöne Osterdeko für den Tisch - Körbchen mit drei Ostereiern - Handmalerei
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Schöne Osterdeko für den Tisch - Körbchen mit drei Ostereiern - Handmalerei
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17 EUR
Christmas tree made of wood, hand painted
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Christmas tree made of wood, hand painted
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9 EUR
Hedgehog wooden Christmas ornament,  gift idea for Hedgehog lovers, ukrainian art
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Hedgehog wooden Christmas ornament, gift idea for Hedgehog lovers, ukrainian art
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9 EUR
Squirrel ornament Christmas, creative squirrel lovers gift, handmade
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Squirrel ornament Christmas, creative squirrel lovers gift, handmade
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9 EUR
Christmas tree ball and a box for small presents, hand made of wood and very fine hand painted, 8 cm
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Christmas tree ball and a box for small presents, hand made of wood and very fine hand painted, 8 cm
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18 EUR
Hand painted wooden christmas ball and box for small presents,  traditional Petrykivka painting, 7 cm
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Hand painted wooden christmas ball and box for small presents, traditional Petrykivka painting, 7 cm
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15 EUR
Angel Christmas tree decorations, handmade and hand painted wooden ornament
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Angel Christmas tree decorations, handmade and hand painted wooden ornament
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9 EUR
Set of 5 hand painted small christmas balls ornaments, each ball is a box for small christmas gift, 5.5cm
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Set of 5 hand painted small christmas balls ornaments, each ball is a box for small christmas gift, 5.5cm
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Hand painted christmas balls middle size, made of wood, each ball is a box for small christmas gift, 7 cm
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Hand painted christmas balls middle size, made of wood, each ball is a box for small christmas gift, 7 cm
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30 EUR
Hand painted small christmas balls set, each ball is a box for small christmas gift, wood, 5.5cm
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Hand painted small christmas balls set, each ball is a box for small christmas gift, wood, 5.5cm
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56 EUR
Wooden Christmas ornaments, set (Bird, Butterfly and Christmas tree) with hand painting
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Wooden Christmas ornaments, set (Bird, Butterfly and Christmas tree) with hand painting
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28 EUR
Vintage angel ornament, wooden hand painted Christmas decoration, ukrainian art
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Vintage angel ornament, wooden hand painted Christmas decoration, ukrainian art
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9 EUR
Hand painted Christmas tree ball and box for small presents, made of wood, Petrykivka painting, 8 cm
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Hand painted Christmas tree ball and box for small presents, made of wood, Petrykivka painting, 8 cm
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18 EUR
Christmas tree ball + box for small present, hand made of wood and very fine hand painted, 8 cm
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Christmas tree ball + box for small present, hand made of wood and very fine hand painted, 8 cm
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20 EUR
Wooden christmas bell - christmas tree, handmade
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Wooden christmas bell - christmas tree, handmade
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9 EUR
Hand painted christmas tree decoration, wooden christmas ornament
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Hand painted christmas tree decoration, wooden christmas ornament
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9 EUR
Wooden christmas tree decoration, unique hand painted christmas tree
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Wooden christmas tree decoration, unique hand painted christmas tree
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9 EUR
Wooden christmas ornament, unique hand painted christmas tree
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Wooden christmas ornament, unique hand painted christmas tree
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9 EUR
Owl -ukrainian traditional, handmade jumping jack
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Owl -ukrainian traditional, handmade jumping jack
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28 EUR
Traditional, handmade jumping jack owl wall decoration for children's rooms
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Traditional, handmade jumping jack owl wall decoration for children's rooms
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42 EUR
Owl wooden jumping jack toy, walldeco for children room, handmade
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Owl wooden jumping jack toy, walldeco for children room, handmade
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42 EUR
Owl wooden moving toy, walldecoration for children room, handmade
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Owl wooden moving toy, walldecoration for children room, handmade
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28 EUR
Black cat - funny wooden jumping jack - wall decoration
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Black cat - funny wooden jumping jack - wall decoration
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Funny piggy - jumping jack made of wood - wall decor
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Funny piggy - jumping jack made of wood - wall decor
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Funny piggy - wooden jumping jack - sustainable wall decoration
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Funny piggy - wooden jumping jack - sustainable wall decoration
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Funny red cat - wooden jumping jack - wall decoration for children's rooms
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Funny red cat - wooden jumping jack - wall decoration for children's rooms
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Cat shaped jumping jack toy, wall decoration for children room, handmade
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Cat shaped jumping jack toy, wall decoration for children room, handmade
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Blinking owl like jumping jack toy, wall decoration for children room, handmade
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Blinking owl like jumping jack toy, wall decoration for children room, handmade
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55 EUR
Hand painted wooden Christmas ornaments, set (Owl, Star and Christmas tree)
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Hand painted wooden Christmas ornaments, set (Owl, Star and Christmas tree)
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25 EUR
Spinning top, traditional wooden toy with geometric ornament, hand painted
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Spinning top, traditional wooden toy with geometric ornament, hand painted
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Unique wooden bead necklace, hand painted with flowers
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Unique wooden bead necklace, hand painted with flowers
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38 EUR
Wooden bead necklace, fashion hand painted with poppies flower wooden jewelry
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Wooden bead necklace, fashion hand painted with poppies flower wooden jewelry
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55 EUR
Wooden bead necklace, fashion hand painted wooden jewelry
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Wooden bead necklace, fashion hand painted wooden jewelry
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45 EUR
Heart shaped wooden candlestick, lovely hand made gift
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Heart shaped wooden candlestick, lovely hand made gift
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10 EUR
Heart shaped beautiful handmade wooden candlestick, ukrainian art
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Heart shaped beautiful handmade wooden candlestick, ukrainian art
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10 EUR
Rustic wooden Christmas tree ornaments set (cat, fish, dog) hand painting
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Rustic wooden Christmas tree ornaments set (cat, fish, dog) hand painting
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25 EUR
Set of handmade wooden Christmas ornaments (Christmas tree, Star, bell) hand painting
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Set of handmade wooden Christmas ornaments (Christmas tree, Star, bell) hand painting
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28 EUR
Set of handmade wooden Christmas ornaments (Angel and Christmas Star), ukrainian hand painting
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Set of handmade wooden Christmas ornaments (Angel and Christmas Star), ukrainian hand painting
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17 EUR
Angel jumping jack toy, made of wood, creative wall decoration for children room, handmade
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Angel jumping jack toy, made of wood, creative wall decoration for children room, handmade
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28 EUR
Сute hedgehog Christmas ornament, wooden, hand painted on both sides
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Сute hedgehog Christmas ornament, wooden, hand painted on both sides
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9 EUR
Ukrainian traditional christmas tree ornament, handmade christmas decoration
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Ukrainian traditional christmas tree ornament, handmade christmas decoration
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9 EUR
Ethnic christmas ornament owl,  gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art
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Ethnic christmas ornament owl, gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art
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9 EUR
Creative fridge magnet and souvenir "Dog",  dog lovers gift
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Creative fridge magnet and souvenir "Dog", dog lovers gift
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5 EUR
Christmas Angel decorations, wooden christmas ornament, Petrykivka painting
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Christmas Angel decorations, wooden christmas ornament, Petrykivka painting
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9 EUR
Cat ornament, wooden christmas cat decoration, gift idea for cat lovers, hand painted on both sides
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Cat ornament, wooden christmas cat decoration, gift idea for cat lovers, hand painted on both sides
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8 EUR
Easter basket with three eggs - easter deco - for the easter table - handpainted - ukrainian Petrykivka painting
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Easter basket with three eggs - easter deco - for the easter table - handpainted - ukrainian Petrykivka painting
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Easter egg hand painted on wood, ukrainian pysanka (26)
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Easter egg hand painted on wood, ukrainian pysanka (26)
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8 EUR
News

19 April 2020

Petrykivsky painting: what makes this technique special?

Petrykivsky painting: what makes this technique special?

Decorative painting is one of the brightest pages in the history of Ukrainian culture. Names of the artists from a small village in Dnipropetrovska oblast who has mastered this technique are widely known beyond our country. Why? Let’s see.

Graphic motives which at first were used mostly as wall ornaments soon became commonly used to decorate household objects, musical instruments, souvenirs and toys. Nowadays they can also be seen on textile and typographic products. There’s magic in these precise lines, contrastive colours and openwork patterns, bewitching and putting a beholder into a state of deep esthetic pleasure. Perhaps, that is where lies the secret of their popularity.

Despite the fact that the birth of this technique is usually dated the beginning of the twentieth century, it began developing long before that. A well defined set of recognizable images used in Petrykivsky painting came into existence as a result of the transfer of Zaporozhsky kossacks traditions from one generation to the next. First items decorated with it, which now can be seen in museums, date XVIII century.

Special traits of petrikivsky style

Petrikivsky paining is recognizable mostly thanks to the predominance of floral patterns in it. Yet it’s not what makes it special. Images abound in non existing plants that are combinations of the elements of local flora (for instance, atraphaxis replicata or allium). Existing plants, such as roses, asters, bluettes, dahlias, vine leaves and clusters of snowball tree berries appear to be somewhat surreal. Featherlike leaves reminding fern are also a common element. Patterns are traditionally inserted on black, white or golden groundwork. Abundance of bright colours and richness of images are associated with prosperity, well-being and lightheartedness. This is the source of these items’ appeal.

Another unique characteristic is a refusal to draft sketches. Artists insert the pattern right away without drafting the lines of a future image. Most commonly used tools are thin brushes and stems. Some elements are introduced using nothing but fingers. The process of painting is often compared with meditation as it requires maximum concentration and confidence, smoothness and precision in every movement.

Symbolism in Petrykivsky painting

Another distinctive feature of Petrykivsky painting is its symbolic nature: every colour and pattern has its own meaning, which gives every painted object special significance. For instance, snowball symbolizes prosperity, hollyhock – fame and nobility, irises – a new beginning, a dawn of new life. Therefore, if you buy Petrykivsky style painted gifts, they will be not only a home decoration, but also a sort of charm, your non verbal wishes expressed by the elements of the painting.

Worldwide famous

In 2013 this decorative technique originating from a small Ukrainian village was acknowledged a part of world’s intangible cultural heritage and was included in the corresponding list of UNESCO. This was a significant event for the whole Ukrainian nation giving us another reason to be proud of our history and culture.
Ukrainian gifts decorated with Petrykivsky painting

Nowadays decorative painting on wood has become the most popular. Various souvenirs made using this technique can be found in thousands of houses in Ukraine and all over the world. The most original and commonly used items are painted jewel-boxes and Christmas tree decorations. Once canonical black groundwork is now replaced with a multitude of bright colours, which allows every artist to keep to his/her unique style using favourite colours and ornaments. However, the very fact that every such item is hand-crafted by a master of Petrykivsky style painting is enough to make it unique.

Souvenirs presented by Ukrgifts are made of natural wood, painted with honey-based paints and then glazed with mat or sleek lacquer. They are fully hand-crafted and reflect all the richness and uniqueness of Ukrainian culture. Their value is beyond any doubt.