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IEU Features Traditional Handicrafts of the Ukrainian People (March 2011 newsletter)

Date : 2011-11-02 09:29:44

DescriptionCrafts and small-scale manufacture of common articles of daily use, farm implements, clothing, home furnishings, and, in past centuries, arms as well were widely practiced in Ukraine from the earliest times. Crafts were highly developed in the ancient states on the northern Black Sea coast. At the beginning of the 1st millennium AD crafts began to be separated from farming and specialized, and there were two basic branches of craft manufacture–iron making and pottery. In the Princely era the urban crafts differed from the rural crafts in their more complex production process and the higher quality of their product. In the large cities there were close to 60 distinct crafts: specialized branches of metallurgy, blacksmithing, arms manufacturing, pottery, carpentry, weaving, linen and wool cloth making, and others. Crafts specializing in ornamental products such as clothes, church and palace decorations, icons, and jewelry were highly developed. The Mongol invasions caused the crafts to decline. (...)

http://www.ucc.ca/2011/03/17/ieu-features-traditional-handicrafts-of-the-ukrainian-people-march-2011-newsletter/

Name of InstitutionIEU Features Traditional Handicrafts of the Ukrainian People (March 2011 newsletter)

Author(s) NameGiulia Macola

Added/Updated byGiulia Macola



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