« 2023. # 1 (169)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2023. № 1 (169), 193—206

UDK 069.5:391(=161.2)”17/18″

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2023.01.193

HERMINA OZARKEVYCH AND HER COLLECTION OF FOLK ARTWORKS

FEDORCHUK Olena

  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4724-3566
  • Doctor of History (Dr. Sci.), Senior Researcher,
  • Historical Ethnology Department,
  • The Ethnology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • 15, Svobody Avenue, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail: folena@i.ua

Abstract. The article is devoted to the collecting activities of one of the representatives of the well-known in Galicia priestly Ozarkevichs family. The research is relevant given the importance of preserving, studying and multiplying the cultural heritage of Ukraine. The popularization of its results will contribute to the ethnic and national self-identification of Ukrainians.

The purpose of the article is to represent the activities of Hermina Ozarkevich (1865—1924) and to analyze her collection of rare ornamental samples of Ukrainian folk beaded jewelry and embroidery of the end of the XVIII — the second third of the XIX century.

During the 1880s—1910s, the collection was exhibited in Vienna, Prague, Krakow, Lviv, Kolomyia, Chernivtsi, and Ternopil, where it had great success. Additionally, it is known that H. Ozarkevich transferred personally collected artifacts to various museums.

Therefore, it is difficult to establish the exact total volume of artifacts. Up to now, the artifacts collected by H. Ozarkevich were discovered in one Prague and two Lviv museums.

Their visual analysis revealed valuable information about the technological, typological and stylistic features of the Ukrainian folk works, which are important material sources for the study of two ethnic artistic traditions — the tradition of bead decoration and the tradition of the embroidered decor of Ukrainian folk costumes.

The results of the study will be useful for researchers and followers of both mentioned traditions. Publication of the described results will contribute to the development of related scientific and artistic practices.

The article uses the method of biographical studies, the comparative method and the method of historical reconstruc tion.

Keywords: Ukraine, Hermina Ozarkevich, folk art, samples of gerdans, embroidery samples, Pokuttia, Bukovyna.

Received 27.11.2022

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