The art of Ukrainian painted egg, or the Pysanka, dates back to ancient times. Ukrainian Pysanka eggs typically made to be given to family members and respected outsiders. The painted eggs were sort of like greeting cards in the days before Hallmark.
Throughout the magnificent Carpathian Mountains of Western Ukraine the Hutsul Highlanders of the region have developed a deep-rooted bond with nature living in the many secluded mountain valleys and forests for generations.
In modern Ukraine there are art schools teaching the basics of Petrykivka Art and and plenty of talented artists working in this area. Landscapes and scenes of folk Ukrainian life painted by professional Ukrainian decorative painters on different shapes of wood or other media.
Wooden nesting dolls are story tellers. about harvesting, holiday celebration, everyday family life in different seasons like winter scenes or beautiful summer landscapes, significant events of family life like birth of their children, Cossacks going to the service and leaving their loved ones, religious aspects of life.
Petrykivka Ukrainian decorative painting is a traditional folk painting style that has played a significant role in Ukrainian people’s everyday lives for centuries. The main elements of Petrykivka painting style are lush flowers, symbols of nature: mallow, peonies, asters, various wild flowers, magical fantasy creatures.