Ukrainian Crafts: Petrykivka Painting

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While initially the subject matter for paintings included flowers, foliage and fruit, artists later started to add butterflies and birds, with roosters being among the most popular. In addition to being pleasing to the eye, Petrykivka is rich in symbolism and meaning. The rooster, for example, symbolizes fire and spiritual awakening, while birds in general denote happiness and harmony. Having these painted elements in the home is believed to protect the household from evil and sorrow.

A Petrykivka artist needs a steady hand and an eye for detail as all
Source: ukraine dot com  

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