« 2018. #2 (140)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 2 (140), 372—384.

UDK 391.4:687.38.03](477.85/.87)”19/20”


Received 20.02.2018



Kozakevych Olena Romanivna, Candidate of Art History, Researcher

of the Department of Folk Art

of the Institute of Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Svobody Avenue 15, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

Contacts: e-mail

Abstrakt. An attempt to explore the traditions of weaving and decora­ting hutsuls belts of the XX-th — beginning of the XXI-th century is made. Attention is focused on the unique and universal features of «mesh weaving» technology. The basis of the study of methods of wear, types, technological methods of production and artistic features of belts — author’s field research (2004—2017) and the processing of museum collections of different levels. The main stages of the existence of traditional woven belts in the Hutsulshchyna are determined; the centers of their production, local differences, and the names of the masters were recorded. One of the main practical results of the studios is the fixation of ancient and modern models of mesh weaving technology from the bearers of the tradition and the author’s attempt to reconstruct mesh webbed belts.

Keywords: folk clothes, belt, origins, Hutsulshchyna, comparative aspect, local features, weaving, mesh structure, colo­ring, decoration, versatility, uniqueness, tradition, reconstruction, mistress.


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