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Petrykivsky painting: what makes this technique special?
19.04.2020
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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.

UNSERE WEIHNACHTSMÄRKTE 2019 IN DEUTSCHLAND UND ÖSTERREICH
03.11.2019
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Berlin, Wien, Köln, Aachen, Düsseldorf, Innsbruck haben das Glück! Am Weihnachten sind wir bei Euch :)

Dieses Jahr nimmt UkrGifts.com an volgenden (Oh mein Gott! neun) Veranstaltungen teil:
 
BERLIN

Berliner Weihnachtszeit am Roten Rathaus

vom 25. November bis 06. Januar 2019
Mo. – Fr.: 12-22 Uhr, Sa. – So.: 11-22 Uhr

Weihnachtsmarkt Schloss Charlottenburg

vom 25. November bis 26. Dezember 2019
Mo. – Do.: 14-22 Uhr, Fr.- So.: 12-22 Uhr
 
Köln
Weihnachtsmarkt am Kölner Dom 25. November bis 23. Dezember 2019 
So-Mi: 11.00 bis 21.00 Uhr
Do-Fr: 11.00 bis 22.00 Uhr
Sa: 10.00 bis 22.00 Uhr
 
AACHEN
Aachener Weihnachtsmarktz (TOP 10 European best Christmas Markets)
vom 22. November bis 23. Dezember 2019
Mo. – Fr.: 12-22 Uhr, Sa. – So.: 11-22 Uhr

Düsseldorf 
Weihnachtsmarkt am Heinrich Heine Platz (Engelchen Markt)
vom 22. November bis 30. Dezember 2019
Mo. – Do.: 11-20 Uhr, Fr. – So.: 11-21 Uhr
 
WIEN
 
Wiener Weihnachtstraum auf dem Rathausplatz 2019
Vom 15. November bis 26. Dezember 2019
Mo. – Do.: 10-21:30 Uhr, Fr. – So.: 10-22 Uhr
 
32. Altwiener Christkindlmarkt
vom 16. November bis 23. Dezember auf der Freyung vor der Schottenkirche 
Täglich von 10.00 — 21.00 Uhr
 
Schloss Hof Weihnachtsmarkt 2019
Sa., 16. und So., 17. November | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
Sa., 23. und So., 24. November | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
Sa., 30. und So., 1. Dezember | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
Sa., 7. und So., 8. Dezember | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
Sa., 14. und So., 15. Dezember | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
Sa., 21. und So., 22. Dezember | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
 
Innsbruck Altstadt
vom 16. November bis 23. Dezember 
Täglich von 11.00 — 21.00 Uhr
UKRAINIAN GIFTS AT THE  EASTER MARKETS IN GERMANY AND AUSTRIA
14.02.2019
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Where you can buy ukrainian hand painted Easter ornaments and ceramic?
Of course in UkrGifts.com.
This Year we take part in the following markets in Germany and Austria:

France

COLMAR CELEBRATES SPRING
4. bis 22. April 2019 

Austria


Altwiener Ostermakt 
(Freyung 6B, 1010 Wien)
5. bis 22. April 2019 täglich von 10.00 – 19.00 Uhr

Ostermarkt Innsbruck
12. bis 22. April 2019 täglich von 11.00 – 19 Uhr

Ostermarkt auf Schloss Hof 
(Schloßhof 1, 2294 Schloßhof)
Am Wochenende von 10.00 – 18 Uhr
30.03.2019 - 31.03.2019 
06.04.2019 - 07.04.2019 
13.04.2019 - 14.04.2019 
20.04.2019 - 22.04.2019 

Deutschland

DRESDNER OSTERN 2019
Dresden, Messering, 6 
28. bis 31. März 2019

Europafest in der City 2019
Magdeburg, Altstadt  
07.06.2019 – 10.06.2019
12:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Primavera (Berlin)
Berlin Schöneberg auf der Akazien,-Belziger Straße
04.05 – 05.05.2019, 11:00-21:00

Potsdamer Töpfermarkt
(Potsdam, Mittelstraße und Benkertstraße)
7. – 8. September 2019
Samstag 10 – 19 Uhr
Sonntag 11 – 18 Uhr

Kürbisfest (Berlin)
Berlin Schöneberg auf der Akazien,-Belziger Straße
05.10 – 06.10.2019, 11:00-21:00

Ukrainian gifts  at the Chistmas markets in Germany and Austria
20.09.2018
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Where you can buy ukrainian hand painted Сhristmas ornaments and ceramic?
This Year we take part in the following Christmasmarkets in Germany and Austria.

BERLIN

Bazaar Berlin 2018
vom 7. bis 11. November (Hall 17)

Berliner Weihnachtszeit am Roten Rathaus
vom 26. November bis 30. Dezember 2018
Mo. – Fr.: 12-22 Uhr, Sa. – So.: 11-22 Uhr

Weihnachtsmarkt Schloss Charlottenburg
vom 26. November bis 26. Dezember 2018
Mo. – Do.: 14-22 Uhr, Fr.- So.: 12-22 Uhr

AACHEN

Aachener Weihnachtsmarktz (TOP 10 European best Christmas Markets)
vom 24. November bis 23. Dezember 2018
Mo. – Fr.: 12-22 Uhr, Sa. – So.: 11-22 Uhr

WIEN

Wiener Weihnachtstraum auf dem Rathausplatz 2018
Vom 16. November bis 26. Dezember 2018
Mo. – Do.: 10-21:30 Uhr, Fr. – So.: 10-22 Uhr

32. Altwiener Christkindlmarkt
vom 17. November bis 23. Dezember auf der Freyung vor der Schottenkirche 
Täglich von 10.00 — 21.00 Uhr

Schloss Hof Weihnachtsmarkt 2018
Sa., 17. und So., 18. November | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
Sa., 24. und So., 25. November | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
Sa., 1. und So., 2. Dezember | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
Sa., 8. und So., 9. Dezember | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
Sa., 15. und So., 16. Dezember | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr
Sa., 22. und So., 23. Dezember | 10.00 bis 19.00 Uhr

Kostenlose Workshops für Petrykiwka Malerei auf dem Internationalen Donaufest in Ulm (6. - 15.7.2018)
11.06.2018
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Liebe Freunde,
UkrGifts.com nimmt am Internationalen Donaufest Ulm (6. - 15.7.2018) teil. 
Auf unserem Stand werden Jeden Tag kostenlose Workshops für Petrykiwka Malerei stattfinden! Wir laden Erwachsene und Kinder ein!
Sie können die grundlegenden Elemente dieser traditionellen Kunst erlernen, auch wenn Sie zuvor nie gemalt haben!

https://www.donaufest.de

 

Ukrainian Petrykivka Painting  on the  6. Europafest, 18.05. - 21.05.2018 in Magdeburf (Germany)
03.05.2018
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Dear friends,

We take part on 6. Europafest, 18.05. - 21.05.2018.
A lot of ukrainian hand-made and hand-painted things with Perykivka Painting

Welcome!

We are in Eastermasmarkets of Germany and Austria!
06.03.2018
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We continue to acquaint European inhabitants and its guests with Ukrainian traditions of handicraft, as well as with Ukrainian culture highlight that is Petrykivka painting.
There are not only traditional Pysanky, but also our favorite wooden painted birds, chickens, cockerels, bunnies and other animals, as well as beads, earrings and bracelets and many other things in our Easter menu. We will present only half a year of work (during the first half-year we are working on Christmas theme, and during the second one we are working on Easter theme) at our Easter events. Come and see!

 




Wien
Altwiener Ostermarkt auf der Freyung
16. März - 2. April 2018, täglich 10-19.30 Uhr

Berlin
Ostermarkt um die Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche
vom 31. März bis 8. April 2018

Dresden
DRESDNER OSTERN 
Messering 6, 01067 Dresden
vom 22. bis 25. März 2018

 

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Wooden Christmas ball and a box for small presents, hand painted, 8 cm
Christmas tree ball and a box for small presents, hand made of wood and very fine hand painted, 8 cm
Hand painted wooden christmas ball and box for small presents,  traditional Petrykivka painting, 7 cm
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Hand painted small christmas balls set, each ball is a box for small christmas gift, wood, 5.5cm
Set of hand painted small christmas balls ornaments, each ball is a box for small christmas gift, 5.5cm
Set of hand painted christmas baubles, each ball is a box for small christmas gift, wooden and light (8,7 und 5.5 cm)
Christmas tree balls set, each ball is a box for small Christmas gift, wooden hand painted ornaments (8,7 and 5.5 cm)

Christmas tree balls

What are Christmas ornaments like? They are bright, colourful and bring holiday atmosphere every day. Ukrifts.com on-line shop knows a lot about original ornaments for a Christmas tree, i.e. Christmas tree balls with Petrykivka painting with original Ukrainian flavor!

How Christmas ornaments with hand painting are being made?

  • Turner is the first one, who sets to work, he carves support for future souvenir.  Christmas-tree ball and a box at the same time consists of two halves, hollow inside, makes it very light.
  • Manufacturing material is linden or maple that is one of the most convenient species of wood in processing. They are durable, and products, made therefrom, will serve for many decades.
  • Then support is given to an artist - it depends on him, what an exclusive product will like, what kinds of shades and their combinations are used.
  • Handmade Christmas tree balls, despite the general principle of painting, are unique, so you will not find two identical products – each one is beautiful in its own way.
  • Patterns and ornaments are applied with special, environmentally friendly paints, i.e. gouache on honey basis, so you should not be afraid to give decorations into children’s hands.
  • The final touch, when paint gets dry, is coating with matt or glossy varnish to make the product shiny. New Year lights are reflected especially festively in such decoration!

Wooden Christmas ornaments with unusual patterns decorate your Christmas tree, adding Ukrainian flavor and ethnic motives in its festive image.

Christmas ornaments with Petrykivka painting are a perfect gift for a holiday!

  • Do you want to make happy your Mom, Grandma or the whole family? Make them an unusual present: a Christmas tree ball and a box at the same time with a secret! This is a medium-sized ball, which consists of two halves - it is hollow inside, so you can hide any surprise there!
  • Original Christmas ornaments in the form of Christmas star are perfect for Christmas - bright, saturated colours will be clearly visible on green background of Christmas tree. This is an excellent gift for a girlfriend or boyfriend, because each ornament is created by hand, carrying a piece of master’s soul in it.
  • As a gift to your grandparents, you can give Christmas ornaments in the form of funny Ukrainian houses, i.e. huts, twisted with spikelets and motley grass. Just look at the photo: you have not seen yet such cool Christmas decorations!
  • And even children will like our decorations, because there are so many pretty animals - birds, horses, cockerels, lambs and butterflies among them. All products are completely safe, because they are made of wood and painted with honey-based gouache.

They are really unusual gifts that will not only fill the house with comfort and create warm festive atmosphere, but will serve their masters for decades, keeping family values, ​​handed down from generation to generation. Here you can buy gifts for any occasion and any budget.

Order decoration for the New Year tree in UkrGifts.com on-line shop, and we will deliver it to any country in the world. We guarantee affordable prices for authentic handmade products, and also ensure their prompt delivery to Europe, the USA, Canada and all over the world.