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In Ukrainian villages, construction skills were based on local traditions and knowledge handed down generation to generation. Wood, clay and thatched roofs were primary building materials in most vernacular architecture of Russian and Ukrainian peasants.

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Ukrainian and Russian folk architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries shows a considerable influence of baroque ornamentation and neoclassic orders while preserving traditional materials like wood and clay. The village usually had residential houses, wooden churches, sheds, wind mills and sometimes a marketplace. Traditional ukrainian village Traditional ukrainian village

The peasant home usually had a cooking area, sleeping area, holy corner, household work area, and guest area; outside around the house there was a small backyard with fruit trees and bushes and vegetable gardens surrounded by wattle fences, hung with clay pots and jars dying in the sun.

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The beautiful yet simple Russian and Ukrainian architecture, colorful nature and significant landmarks are always present in folklore, folk art, songs, movies and cartoons about folk life.

Ukrainian Artist Katerina Bilokur

Ukrainian Artist Katerina Bilokur

Ukrainian folk song Nese Galya Vodu (Несе Галя воду - Galya Carries Water). Click on the image to check it out.

Ukrainian folk song Nese Galya Vodu (Несе Галя воду – Galya Carries Water). Click on the image to check it out.

An award-winning Ukrainian cartoon, Zhyl Byl Pes (Жил Был Пес - There Lived a Dog). Check it out by clicking the image above.

An award-winning Ukrainian cartoon, Zhyl Byl Pes (Жил Был Пес – There Lived a Dog). Check it out by clicking the image above.

 

March 22, 2013
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