« 2017. #6 (138)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 6 (138), 1496—1502

UDK 7.03:745.51 (477.87)

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.06.1496

Received 16.11.2017


Kozurak Mykola Stepanovych, senior research fellow

at the research sector of the Lviv National Academy of Arts,

Kubiiovycha Str., 38, Lviv, 79011, Ukraine.

Contacts: Tel. (032) 2761482 ; e-mail: niytochka@ukr.net

Abstract.  The article presents new research materials about carvers of Transcarpathians, collected in the expeditions 2016—2017, during which some little­known or completely unknown names of folk artists were recorded. In particular, the work of a number of master­carvers in Velykyi Bychkiv and Vyshkovo folk art centers is considered, and the original character of their works and practices of contemporary comprehension of folk traditions is highlighted.

Keywords: carving, folk traditions, monuments, cultural heritage.


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