Hand painted Christmas ormanents of wood

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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Squirrel ornament Christmas, creative squirrel lovers gift, handmade
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Squirrel ornament Christmas, creative squirrel lovers gift, handmade
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Wooden Christmas bell with berry pattern Wooden Christmas bell with berry pattern
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Wooden mushrooms Christmas ornament and small present box, hand painted Wooden mushrooms Christmas ornament and small present box, hand painted
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Christmas bell made of wood, red and gold Christmas bell made of wood, red and gold
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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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Wooden christmas in black with red berries Wooden christmas in black with red berries
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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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Christmas bell ornament, golden with a floral pattern Christmas bell ornament, golden with a floral pattern
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Unique Christmas fish ornament or just fish decor, wooden, handmade Unique Christmas fish ornament or just fish decor, wooden, handmade
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Hand painted Christmas bell, blue and white Hand painted Christmas bell, blue and white
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Unique Christmas ornament "Fish" or just fish home decor, wooden, handmade Unique Christmas ornament "Fish" or just fish home decor, wooden, handmade
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Christmas angel with little wings and a bell in hands Christmas angel with little wings and a bell in hands
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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
Wooden christmas bell in the shape of angel with small wings Wooden christmas bell in the shape of angel with small wings
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Squirrel Christmas ornament, beautiful squirrel lovers gift, handmade Squirrel Christmas ornament, beautiful squirrel lovers gift, handmade
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Christmas angel - wooden bell with blue flowers Christmas angel - wooden bell with blue flowers
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Squirrel Christmas tree decoration, wooden christmas ornament, hand painted
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Squirrel Christmas tree decoration, wooden christmas ornament, hand painted
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Christmas angel and bell made of wood, white and blue Christmas angel and bell made of wood, white and blue
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Wooden Christmas crnament squirrel, hand painted Wooden Christmas crnament squirrel, hand painted
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Red Christmas angel with golden wings
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Red Christmas angel with golden wings
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Traditional Christmas tree ornament "Squirrel", hand painted Traditional Christmas tree ornament "Squirrel", hand painted
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Little angel made of wood with a bird Little angel made of wood with a bird
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Squirrel animal wooden Christmas tree ornament, hand painted
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Squirrel animal wooden Christmas tree ornament, hand painted
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Squirrel ethnic christmas ornament, squirrel lovers gift, handmade Squirrel ethnic christmas ornament, squirrel lovers gift, handmade
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Mushroom Christmas wooden ornament and small present box, hand painted Mushroom Christmas wooden ornament and small present box, hand painted
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Wooden mushrooms Christmas ornament and small present box, hand painted Wooden mushrooms Christmas ornament and small present box, hand painted
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Handicraft mushroom Christmas ornament and small present box, made of wood and hand painted Handicraft mushroom Christmas ornament and small present box, made of wood and hand painted
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Mushroom wooden Christmas ornament and small present box, hand painted in Ukraine Mushroom wooden Christmas ornament and small present box, hand painted in Ukraine
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Mushroom wooden Christmas ornament and cute present box, hand painted in Ukraine Mushroom wooden Christmas ornament and cute present box, hand painted in Ukraine
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Mushroom wooden Christmas ornament and good-luck symbol, hand painted Mushroom wooden Christmas ornament and good-luck symbol, hand painted
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Wooden ornament for Christmas tree, mushroom , good-luck symbol, hand painted Wooden ornament for Christmas tree, mushroom , good-luck symbol, hand painted
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Good-luck symbol mushroom and handmade Christmas decoration Good-luck symbol mushroom and handmade Christmas decoration
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Hedgehog ornament for Christmas tree or for home decor, wooden, hand painted on both sides Hedgehog ornament for Christmas tree or for home decor, wooden, hand painted on both sides
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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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Animal Christmas ornament hedgehog, wooden, ukrainian art Animal Christmas ornament hedgehog, wooden, ukrainian art
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Hedgehog animal Christmas ornament, wooden, hand painted in Petrykivka style Hedgehog animal Christmas ornament, wooden, hand painted in Petrykivka style
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Owl Christmas decoration, wooden, gift idea for Owl lovers Owl Christmas decoration, wooden, gift idea for Owl lovers
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Owl Christmas ornament,  gift idea for owl lovers, hand painted Owl Christmas ornament, gift idea for owl lovers, hand painted
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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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Wooden Christmas ornamnets, 2 pcs - angel and heart Wooden Christmas ornamnets, 2 pcs - angel and heart
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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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Christmas ornamnets set, 2 pcs - angel and heart Christmas ornamnets set, 2 pcs - angel and heart
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Owl ethnic christmas ornament,  gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art Owl ethnic christmas ornament, gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art
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Christmas ornaments set, 2 pcs - Cat and Dog Christmas ornaments set, 2 pcs - Cat and Dog
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Ukrainian ethnic christmas ornament Owl,  gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art Ukrainian ethnic christmas ornament Owl, gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art
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Christmas decorations set, 2 pcs - Cat and Dog Christmas decorations set, 2 pcs - Cat and Dog
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Owl ethnic christmas ornament,  gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art Owl ethnic christmas ornament, gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art
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Christmas decorations set, 2 pcs - Rooster and Chicken Christmas decorations set, 2 pcs - Rooster and Chicken
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Animal ethnic christmas ornament owl,  gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art Animal ethnic christmas ornament owl, gift idea for owl lovers, ukrainian art
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Christmas ornaments set- Rooster and Chicken- fine hand painted Christmas ornaments set- Rooster and Chicken- fine hand painted
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Christmas ornaments set - filigree hand painted on wood Christmas ornaments set - filigree hand painted on wood
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Fox ornament for Christmas tree or for home decor, wooden, hand painted on both sides Fox ornament for Christmas tree or for home decor, wooden, hand painted on both sides
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Christmas ornamnets set, 2 pcs - angel and bell Christmas ornamnets set, 2 pcs - angel and bell
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Angel bell Christmas ornament wooden, ethnic christmas angel decoration, hand painted Angel bell Christmas ornament wooden, ethnic christmas angel decoration, hand painted
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Cute tree decoration set- bell and angel -handmade Cute tree decoration set- bell and angel -handmade
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Christmas ornaments set- Rooster and Chicken- fine hand painted Christmas ornaments set- Rooster and Chicken- fine hand painted
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Tree wooden-decoration set -squirrel and fish Tree wooden-decoration set -squirrel and fish
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Animal tree decorations -squirrel and bunny, delicate painted Animal tree decorations -squirrel and bunny, delicate painted
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Animal tree decorations -squirrel and bunny, delicate painted Animal tree decorations -squirrel and bunny, delicate painted
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Red and gold Christmas tree ornaments, star and tree Red and gold Christmas tree ornaments, star and tree
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Hand painted Christmas balls -golden with blue, 5.5 cm Hand painted Christmas balls -golden with blue, 5.5 cm
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Exclusive Christmas ball - golden with red pattern, 5.5cm Exclusive Christmas ball - golden with red pattern, 5.5cm
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Small red and gold Christmas bauble hand-painted - 5.5cm Small red and gold Christmas bauble hand-painted - 5.5cm
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White-blue Christmas bauble hand-painted - 5.5cm White-blue Christmas bauble hand-painted - 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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Christmas ball with fine flower ornament - 5.5cm Christmas ball with fine flower ornament - 5.5cm
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Red christmas ball painted with flower ornament - 5.5cm Red christmas ball painted with flower ornament - 5.5cm
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Hand painted colorful Christmas ball with flowers- 5.5cm Hand painted colorful Christmas ball with flowers- 5.5cm
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Golden-green hand painted Christmas ball - 5.5cm Golden-green hand painted Christmas ball - 5.5cm
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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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Christmas ornaments set - exclusive hand painted on wood Christmas ornaments set - exclusive hand painted on wood
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Christmas ornaments set - funny animals - cat and fox Christmas ornaments set - funny animals - cat and fox
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Wooden Christmas tree decorations-funny animals-owl and hedgehog Wooden Christmas tree decorations-funny animals-owl and hedgehog
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Wooden Christmas tree decorations-funny animals-cat and fish Wooden Christmas tree decorations-funny animals-cat and fish
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Wooden Christmas tree decorations-owl and tree Wooden Christmas tree decorations-owl and tree
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Wooden Christmas tree decoration-funny hedgehog Wooden Christmas tree decoration-funny hedgehog
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Blue angel made of wood - hand-painted jumping jack Blue angel made of wood - hand-painted jumping jack
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Set of handmade wooden Christmas ornaments, Petrikivka painting Set of handmade wooden Christmas ornaments, Petrikivka painting
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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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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.