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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2021. # 2 (158), P. 404—423

УДК [391-055.2:687.4.016:7.04](477.85)

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2021.02.404


  • Doctor in Art Studies, Professor,
  • Leading Researcher at Folk Art Department
  • of Ethnology Institute of the National Academy
  • of Sciences of Ukraine,
  • 15, Svobody Avenue, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • e-mail: olenanykorak@gmail.com


Introduction. Artistic and aesthetic features of patterned namitkas of Bukovynian Podillia are analyzed. Bukovynian namitkas decoration system distinguishes them from similar items of other regions of Ukraine in a unique artistic phenomenon. The lack of a detailed study of typical features namitkas` woven décor of this area determined the relevance and the novelty of the study.

The paper purpose — artistic features of namitkas` woven ornament from the studied territory of Northern Bukovyna at the end of the XIX — the middle of the XX centuries as significant phenomenon of Ukrainian decorative art are revealed.

The object of research is patterned woven from namitkas Bukovynian Podillia, and the subject — reflection of traditional features and factors that form the local identity of compositional features, motifs of ornament, colour.

Methodological basis of the paper is the principle of systematic. Formal-typological method, art analysis, interviewing and photo-fixation were used.

The source base for writing this paper was the publications of Ukrainian ethnographers and art critics, items from museums and private collections and museum rooms at schools and libraries, as well as the author’s field research.

Keywords: burunchuk namitkas, Bukovynian Podillia, decor, composition schemes, motifs, colour.


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