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Easter Bunny decoration - Easter tree ornaments Easter Bunny decoration - Easter tree ornaments
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9.00 EUR
Easter lamb decor to hang up, hand painted - Ukrainian handicraft Easter lamb decor to hang up, hand painted - Ukrainian handicraft
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10.00 EUR
Wooden rooster decoration painted by hand Wooden rooster decoration painted by hand
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9.00 EUR
Hand painted wooden Easter egg with butterfly in purple Hand painted wooden Easter egg with butterfly in purple
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9.00 EUR
Black wooden Easter egg pysanka painted with red barries
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Black wooden Easter egg pysanka painted with red barries
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9.00 EUR
Mini Easter eggs decorations - hand painted wooden Ukrainian Easter eggs Mini Easter eggs decorations - hand painted wooden Ukrainian Easter eggs
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27.00 EUR
Unique Easter egg, traditional hand painted  in Ukraine Unique Easter egg, traditional hand painted in Ukraine
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10.00 EUR
Easter bunnyy ornaments - tree decorations Easter bunnyy ornaments - tree decorations
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9.00 EUR
Hand painted Easter egg with bird - wooden ukrainian pysanka Hand painted Easter egg with bird - wooden ukrainian pysanka
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9.00 EUR
Ukrainian traditional Easter wooden eggs to hang, set, painted with bird motive Ukrainian traditional Easter wooden eggs to hang, set, painted with bird motive
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42.00 EUR
Pretty sheep Easter ornament, hand painted - Ukrainian painting Pretty sheep Easter ornament, hand painted - Ukrainian painting
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10.00 EUR
Gold rooster wooden decoration- Ukrainian Petrykivka painting Gold rooster wooden decoration- Ukrainian Petrykivka painting
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10.00 EUR
Unique hand painted Easter egg  with fantasy bird, made of wood Unique hand painted Easter egg with fantasy bird, made of wood
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9.00 EUR
Easter bunnyy ornaments - tree decorations Easter bunnyy ornaments - tree decorations
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9.00 EUR
Easter egg hand painted on wood, traditional Ukrainian pysanka
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Easter egg hand painted on wood, traditional Ukrainian pysanka
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9.00 EUR
Ukrainian painted egg -handmade decorative eggs collection Ukrainian painted egg -handmade decorative eggs collection
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9.00 EUR
Funny Easter rabbits with 3 small Easter eggs in the basket Funny Easter rabbits with 3 small Easter eggs in the basket
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38.00 EUR
Hand painted wooden Easter egg with butterfly in green Hand painted wooden Easter egg with butterfly in green
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9.00 EUR
Hand painted wooden Easter egg with butterfly, blue Hand painted wooden Easter egg with butterfly, blue
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9.00 EUR
Hand painted wooden Easter egg with butterfly, black Hand painted wooden Easter egg with butterfly, black
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9.00 EUR
Small hand painted Easter eggs - traditional Ukrainian painting Small hand painted Easter eggs - traditional Ukrainian painting
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30.00 EUR
Mini Easter eggs - traditional Ukrainian painting -Pysanky Mini Easter eggs - traditional Ukrainian painting -Pysanky
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30.00 EUR
Cute Easter egg - hand painted ukrainian eggs collection Cute Easter egg - hand painted ukrainian eggs collection
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9.00 EUR
Hand painted Easter egg decoration, Ukrainian Petrykivka painting Hand painted Easter egg decoration, Ukrainian Petrykivka painting
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9.00 EUR

Traditional Easter gifts

Even if we want to keep traditions, tastes change. Traditional Easter gifts in earlier years were brightly painted Easter eggs that were hidden somewhere in the house or in the garden and the children had a lot of fun looking for Easter eggs and of course more - finding them. Today our Easter gifts should bring joy not only to children but also to adults - men and women who love beautiful things
According to old traditions, Easter eggs are of course still painted and Easter candles are given away. However, there are now also more personal gifts, not just decorations for the Easter table. The traditional Easter gifts have been refined to suit today's taste

Small Easter gifts

From 5 euros - even for little money you can find a nice present for Easter, a small souvenir for your friend's Easter bouquet, a small thank you for the nice neighbor ... you can think of more! High quality Easter gifts Each egg is unique, made of light wood, hand-painted by our painters according to Ukrainian tradition. You will always be well received with such a present!

We're not that rich to buy cheap things - if you follow this philosophy, you will find just the right gifts for Easter here. Made according to traditional Ukrainian craftsmanship and from high quality materials, our collection of Easter gifts offers you an exquisite selection for every taste. You can easily and comfortably buy these sustainable Easter gifts from us online.

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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.