Hand painted wooden Christmas decorations

Original christmas decoration shaped as heart Original christmas decoration shaped as heart
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9.00 EUR
Fancy tree decoration -black cat, traditionall ukrainian painting
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Fancy tree decoration -black cat, traditionall ukrainian painting
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9.00 EUR
Owl Christmas ornaments made of wood -funny Christmas decorations animals Owl Christmas ornaments made of wood -funny Christmas decorations animals
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9.00 EUR
Fancy tree decoration -black cat, traditionall ukrainian painting Fancy tree decoration -black cat, traditionall ukrainian painting
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9.00 EUR
Fly agaric Christmas ornament and small box for gifts, handmade Fly agaric Christmas ornament and small box for gifts, handmade
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9.00 EUR
Dog Christmas tree hanger made of wood, Ukrainian handicrafts Dog Christmas tree hanger made of wood, Ukrainian handicrafts
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9.00 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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9.00 EUR
Christmas tree made of wood, hand painted
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Christmas tree made of wood, hand painted
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9.00 EUR
Fly agaric Mushroom Christmas ornament and small box for gifts, hand painted Fly agaric Mushroom Christmas ornament and small box for gifts, hand painted
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9.00 EUR
Special wooden Christmas ornament - Heart- ukrainian painting Special wooden Christmas ornament - Heart- ukrainian painting
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9.00 EUR
Nostalgic Christmas tree decorations - cat, Ukrainian painting Nostalgic Christmas tree decorations - cat, Ukrainian painting
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9.00 EUR
Mushroom Christmas ornaments and small box for gifts, handmade Mushroom Christmas ornaments and small box for gifts, handmade
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Christmas bells, wooden ornaments Set, hand painted in Petrykivka painting
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Christmas bells, wooden ornaments Set, hand painted in Petrykivka painting
27.00 EUR
24.00 EUR
Wooden mushroom Christmas ornaments and small box for gifts, handmade Wooden mushroom Christmas ornaments and small box for gifts, handmade
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Sustainable Christmas tree pendant - bird traditionall painted Sustainable Christmas tree pendant - bird traditionall painted
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Christmas ornaments -Owl and Suirrel -hand painted wooden decorations Christmas ornaments -Owl and Suirrel -hand painted wooden decorations
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18.00 EUR
Hand painted chrіstmas ball - wooden gifts box, ukrainian art Hand painted chrіstmas ball - wooden gifts box, ukrainian art
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18.30 EUR
Traditional Christmas tree ornament "Squirrel", hand painted Traditional Christmas tree ornament "Squirrel", hand painted
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9.00 EUR
Nostalgic Christmas tree decoration - bird - delicate painted Nostalgic Christmas tree decoration - bird - delicate painted
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9.00 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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10.00 EUR
Mushrooms Christma ornament and small box for gifts, handmade Mushrooms Christma ornament and small box for gifts, handmade
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9.00 EUR
Hand painted wooden Christmas tree ornaments, the set (mitten and christmas stocking) Hand painted wooden Christmas tree ornaments, the set (mitten and christmas stocking)
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16.00 EUR
Mushroom Christmas ornament and small box for gifts, hand painted Mushroom Christmas ornament and small box for gifts, hand painted
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9.00 EUR
Mushroom Christmas ornament and small box for gifts, handmade Mushroom Christmas ornament and small box for gifts, handmade
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9.00 EUR

Christmas ornaments

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 decorations for a Christmas tree, i.e. Christmas ornaments with Petrykivka painting with original Ukrainian flavor!

How Christmas ornaments with hand painting are being made?

  • Wooden workpiece is passed to an artist - it depends on him, what an exclusive product will like, what kinds of shades and their combinations are used.
  • Handmade Christmas ornaments, 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!

  • 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.
  • 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 anywhere in the world.

News

18 April 2020

Petrykivka painting: what makes this technique special?

Petrykivka 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 petrikivka style

Petrivka 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 Petrykivka painting

Another distinctive feature of Petrykivka 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 Petrykivka 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 Petrykivka 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.

Gifts 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.