Brief overview of the villages Dzembronya and Bystrets Bystrets The high-mountain river with pure spring water Bystrets flows through the
Hutsul life has always been rough and hard, but surrounded by amazingly beautiful landscapes. Arts and crafts of Ukrainian Carpathians are closely connected with this difficult life style; it reflects this mountainous aesthetic and distinguishes with vivid originality. Among the variety of its aspects, pottery is considered the most laborious and capricious craft. And tile manufacture is a special kind of it.
A cheres was worn over a shirt and trousers, it did not only protect the internal organs of Hutsuls, but also strengthened the muscles of the middle part of the body by heavy physical work, such as by rafters who floated wood or shepherds who daily overcame kilometers of slopes following after moving flocks.
In the distant 30s of last century, in February, a traditional all-Polish competition-marches of military patrols (modern-Biathletes) called “Hutsul way of the Legions’ Second Brigade” are held in the Carpathian region.
A basis of the Ukrainian food consists in different dishes of flour and groats. Bread and flour products play an important role in the customs and rituals. Any meal can not be compared with bread.
For centuries the Carpathian peasants were engaged in the processing processing wool of sheep. Other worked with wood and become good carpenters. Their experience was handed down from generation to generation. Also Hutsul people are famous as good hunters and local rivers are full of trout
Carpathian mountains were constantly passed and divided between the various neighbouring countries. Thus an ethnic medley of different religions, languages and cultures was farmed.
Small architectural forms namely wells, vegetables dryers, buildings for hay and corn keeping, cellars, gates etc. take an important place in architecture of today’s Carpathian villages.
Ukrainian people with centuries created high agricultural culture that became property of many nations.
Could anyone outdo Brazilian carnival dancers? Easily! Such headdresses being made long since in the Carpathian village Velyky Kliuchiv are to be considered a work of art. The chaplets of goose feathers are truly a unique thing. They combine ancient Hutsul marriage traditions and original decorations.