Taras H. Shevchenko
Museum & Memorial
1614 Bloor St. West
Shevchenko Museum at Queen's Park
Traditional clay figurines are
shown as samples of clay crockery. The western-Ukrainian art
of weaving is represented by a colourful folk-style woven carrying
bag. The presentation of the Ukrainian decorative art embroidered
"rushnyk" (towel), and a typical Easter egg completes this beautiful
|The Taras Shevchenko Museum had a display in the
Ontario Parliament Community Exhibition. This is the fourth
time that the Museum is participating in this event, and the
presentation this year is devoted to Ukrainian folk decorative
art, which is a unique phenomenon of national culture.
The centre of the presentation is the upper part of a traditional
ceremonial Ukrainian women's costume. Women's straw shoes are
also included as part of the outfit. A beautiful hand-painted
decorative plate and a carved figure of a shepherd with trembita
represent Ukrainian woodwork.
Visitors will have an opportunity to enter the beautiful world of
Ukrainian folk art that shows the life of the nation, its wealth,
level of culture, creativity, energy and capabilities. Hopefully they
will be inspired to learn more about Ukraine's rich history and culture.