Doll delight in downtown Lviv

  • Organizers of the event  Iryna  Sorokina and Hanna Havryliv
  • Doll delight in downtown Lviv
  • Master class of clay doll- making by Olga Pylnyk
  • Kateryna  K i t - S a d o v a ,  Lviv’s First Lady
  • Doll delight in downtown Lviv
  • Handmade dolls  by artist Roksolyana Sadova
Issue 18, November 2009.

October saw Lviv’s Art Palace play host to a whole world of dolls and other children’s delights. Over 50 doll-makers and traditional craftwork specialists participated in this gentle and family-oriented cultural event, with Lviv’s First Lady Kateryna Kit-Sadova addressing the official opening ceremony of the festival and commenting on the cultural importance of doll-making for Lviv’s cultural heritage. Many of Lviv’s oldest folk traditions incorporate doll-making and are linked to ancient pagan traditions, with some types of West Ukrainian folk doll traditionally produced without facial features.