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Small wall decoration, wooden hand painted cup, Petrykivka painting Small wall decoration, wooden hand painted cup, Petrykivka painting
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Creative wall decor, small hand painted with blue flowers ornament cup Creative wall decor, small hand painted with blue flowers ornament cup
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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
Christmas angel - wooden bell with blue flowers Christmas angel - wooden bell with blue flowers
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12 EUR
Rustic wall decoration made of wood owl on the green Rustic wall decoration made of wood owl on the green
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22 EUR
Wooden Fish wall decoration in softblue with delicate floral pattern Wooden Fish wall decoration in softblue with delicate floral pattern
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27 EUR
Owl wooden Christmas ornament,  gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art Owl wooden Christmas ornament, gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art
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9 EUR
Black Cat wooden Christmas ornament, gift idea for Cat lovers, ukrainian art Black Cat wooden Christmas ornament, gift idea for Cat lovers, ukrainian art
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9 EUR
Rustic wooden wall decor, small hand painted cup
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Rustic wooden wall decor, small hand painted cup
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28 EUR
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
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
Fish - wooden wall decoration on lilac background, hand painted Fish - wooden wall decoration on lilac background, hand painted
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27 EUR
Fish - wooden wall decor on lilac with delicate floral pattern Fish - wooden wall decor on lilac with delicate floral pattern
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27 EUR
Hand made wooden fridge magnet - Cat
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Hand made wooden fridge magnet - Cat
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5 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
Kitty cat wooden christmas decoration for children, handmade painted gift for cat lovers Kitty cat wooden christmas decoration for children, handmade painted gift for cat lovers
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9 EUR
Handcrafted Fish wall decoration on purple wood Handcrafted Fish wall decoration on purple wood
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27 EUR
Fish - wall decoration on greed wood, handpainted Fish - wall decoration on greed wood, handpainted
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27 EUR
Black cat - fridge magnet hand painted with flowers Black cat - fridge magnet hand painted with flowers
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5 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
Funny cat - fridge magnet hand painted with flowers Funny cat - fridge magnet hand painted with flowers
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6 EUR
Creative wall decor, small hand painted cup with green flowers Creative wall decor, small hand painted cup with green flowers
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25 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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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
Fish ornament for Christmas tree or for home decor, wooden, hand painted on both sides Fish ornament for Christmas tree or for home decor, wooden, hand painted on both sides
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9 EUR
Wooden Christmas bell with berry pattern Wooden Christmas bell with berry pattern
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9 EUR
Fish Christmas ornament or just fish decor, wooden, hand painted on both sides Fish Christmas ornament or just fish decor, wooden, hand painted on both sides
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9 EUR
Fish ornament for Christmas tree or for Home Decor, wooden, handmade Fish ornament for Christmas tree or for Home Decor, wooden, handmade
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9 EUR
Fish - wall decoration on orange wood, handmade Fish - wall decoration on orange wood, handmade
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27 EUR
Fish - wall decoration on blue wood, handpainted Fish - wall decoration on blue wood, handpainted
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27 EUR
Animal Christmas ornament hedgehog, wooden, ukrainian art Animal Christmas ornament hedgehog, wooden, ukrainian art
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9 EUR
Wooden Fish wall decoration in Green with delicate floral pattern Wooden Fish wall decoration in Green with delicate floral pattern
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27 EUR
Dark-blue fish -wall decoration with floral pattern Dark-blue fish -wall decoration with floral pattern
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27 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
Керамический чайник с росписью (19) Керамический чайник с росписью (19)
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40 EUR
Керамический чайник-заварник ручной работы (20) Керамический чайник-заварник ручной работы (20)
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40 EUR
Керамический чайник ручной работы (22) Керамический чайник ручной работы (22)
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40 EUR
Расписной чайник (23) керамика ручной работы Расписной чайник (23) керамика ручной работы
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Folk style wooden earrings Butterfly , wooden, hand painted Folk style wooden earrings Butterfly , wooden, hand painted
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15 EUR
Folk style wooden earrings Cat , wooden, hand painted Folk style wooden earrings Cat , wooden, hand painted
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15 EUR
Folk style wooden carnation earrings, hand painted Folk style wooden carnation earrings, hand painted
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15 EUR
Wooden carnation earrings, hand painted Wooden carnation earrings, hand painted
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15 EUR
Folk-style wooden carnation earrings, hand painted Folk-style wooden carnation earrings, hand painted
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15 EUR
Brooche Bird, made of wood and painted in Ukraine Brooche Bird, made of wood and painted in Ukraine
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8 EUR
Folk-style brooche Owl, made of wood and painted by hand, Petrykiwka painting Folk-style brooche Owl, made of wood and painted by hand, Petrykiwka painting
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8 EUR
Wooden pin Butterfly, hand painted in traditional ukrainian style Wooden pin Butterfly, hand painted in traditional ukrainian style
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8 EUR
Original angel figure - fridge magnet - handmade Original angel figure - fridge magnet - handmade
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8 EUR
Украинский керамический чайник ручной работы (31) Украинский керамический чайник ручной работы (31)
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40 EUR
Folk-Style Fashion brooche owl, made of wood and painted by hand Folk-Style Fashion brooche owl, made of wood and painted by hand
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8 EUR
Exclusive wooden stand for phone and tablet, beautiful desktop decor, hand painted Exclusive wooden stand for phone and tablet, beautiful desktop decor, hand painted
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45 EUR
Wooden stand for phone and tablet, beautiful desktop decor, hand painted Wooden stand for phone and tablet, beautiful desktop decor, hand painted
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45 EUR
Керамический чайник-заварник ручной работы (40) Керамический чайник-заварник ручной работы (40)
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Керамический чайник ручной работы (47) Керамический чайник ручной работы (47)
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Salt und pepper shaker hand made of wood, with traditional ukrainian painting Salt und pepper shaker hand made of wood, with traditional ukrainian painting
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Hand made Salt-, pepper- shaker of wood, with traditional ukrainian painting Hand made Salt-, pepper- shaker of wood, with traditional ukrainian painting
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Salt und pepper shaker hand made of wood, with traditional ukrainian painting Salt und pepper shaker hand made of wood, with traditional ukrainian painting
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10 EUR
Керамический чайник ручной работы (59) Керамический чайник ручной работы (59)
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35 EUR
Salt und pepper shaker hand made of wood, with traditional ukrainian painting Salt und pepper shaker hand made of wood, with traditional ukrainian painting
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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
Heart shaped romantic gift, handmade wooden candlestick, ukrainian style Heart shaped romantic gift, handmade wooden candlestick, ukrainian style
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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 gift, beautiful handmade wooden candlestick with Petrykivka painting Heart shaped gift, beautiful handmade wooden candlestick with Petrykivka painting
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Hand made heart shaped gift  wooden candlestick Hand made heart shaped gift wooden candlestick
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10 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
Funny cat - hand-painted wooden fridge magnet
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Funny cat - 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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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 horse - handmade wooden fridge magnet
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Cute horse - handmade 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
Hand painted horse - decotative wooden fridge magnet
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Hand painted horse - decotative wooden fridge magnet
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5 EUR
Украинский керамический чайник ручной работы (94) Украинский керамический чайник ручной работы (94)
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Hand painted wooden plate, rustic wall decoration "Owls with acorns", ukrainian Petykivka painting Hand painted wooden plate, rustic wall decoration "Owls with acorns", ukrainian Petykivka painting
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65 EUR
Hand painted wooden plate, traditional wall decoration "Firebird", ukrainian Petykivka painting Hand painted wooden plate, traditional wall decoration "Firebird", ukrainian Petykivka painting
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Hanging plate wall deco "Rooster", traditional ukrainian Petykivka painting
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Hanging plate wall deco "Rooster", traditional ukrainian Petykivka painting
65 EUR
58 EUR
Hanging plate wall deco "Rooster", traditional ukrainian Petykivka painting Hanging plate wall deco "Rooster", traditional ukrainian Petykivka painting
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Украинский керамический чайник ручной работы (99) Украинский керамический чайник ручной работы (99)
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55 EUR
Hanging plate, wall decoration "Peacock, traditional ukrainian art Hanging plate, wall decoration "Peacock, traditional ukrainian art
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65 EUR
Wall plate, art for the home "Fairy bird", ukrainian hand painting
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Wall plate, art for the home "Fairy bird", ukrainian hand painting
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50 EUR
Wall plate deco "Bird", ukrainian Petrykivka style Wall plate deco "Bird", ukrainian Petrykivka style
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Wall plate to hang, deco "Flowers", traditional ukrainian Petykivka painting
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Wall plate to hang, deco "Flowers", traditional ukrainian Petykivka painting
65 EUR
55 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.