« 2018. #2 (140)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 2 (140), 441—447.

UDK 39(=161.2):746.1(477.86-11)”18/192”


Received 26.02.2018


Oliinyk Olha, Candidate of Sciences in Art Studies, research fellow

Folk Art Department

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

Svobody Avenue 15,  79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

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Abstrakt. Traditional artistic fabric is one of the important markers of ethnoculture, and on the turn of the millennia, this artistic heritage becomes a powerful source of inspiration, receives new spiritual qualities. Modern aesthetic demands of society direct the development of Pokuttia weaving in the framework of the interpretation of the traditional artistic basis, the creation of figurative associations by masters and textile designers.

Keywords: fabric, tradition, folk artist, pattern, ornament.


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