JSC "Lesya Ukrainka" is the association of masters of the Poltava traditional and modern Poltava embroidery.
Embroidery is one of the most popular and widespread kinds of Ukrainian folk art. Colour rangers and rythms of ornaments, motives and plots demonstrate national spirit, glorious history, the wonderful nature of our land. Fairy images of flowers and birds tell about eternal dreams of Ukrainian people for peace and kindness and mercy.
Embroideries of Poltava are a combination of geometrical and vegetative ornaments, gentle color scale of blue, ochre, greenish, grey and white tones.
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Distinctive feature of thePoltava embroidery is that hem-stitches are carried out by only white color. Formation of a pattern follows due to contraposition of openwork pin hole and white decking of pattern which are carried out by different technics of pricking out, cutting out and “white on white” embroidery. Exclusive works are carried out on marquisette - the most thin cotton fabric.
The white man's shirt has embroidered gate and a cuff on the end of sleeves, always refuels in trousers. Such shirt has a slit in the middle on a breast, with eyelets for fasteners which are made from silk lace or tape. Embroidered man's shirts , blouses , a dress, products for children are produced exclusively from natural materials - flax and cotton: a cloth, lawn
Technics of embroidering of free pattern are that they are carried out not due to counting of strings on a cloth where figure is preliminary put which is then sewn up. By similar technics kerchiefs and rushniks are embroidered that is why it has got the name Poltava rushnik seam. Traditional Poltava rushnik is the integral attribute of a modern life.
Rushniks are made:
- ritual: "bread and salt", "Ukraina";
- on ancient motives;
- exclusive on the really homespun cloth.
Embroidered table-linen from JSC "Lesya Ukrainka" wonderfully suits to a modern interior. It is created by hands of our skilled workers for those who want to hold in remembrance Ukraine who has the refined art taste and wishes to fill the habitation with salutary power of rest, goods and coziness.
Ukrainian souvenirs are widely presented in salon "Ukrainian souvenir" in the city of Poltava. Poltava souvenirs occupy a significant part of an exposition. Poltava souvenirs are represented by oberigs and candlesticks, black smoky ceramics, coffee services, Opishnyanska decorative ceramics, potter's painted utensils - ugs, makitras, bowls, flowerpots, kumanci, kegs.
The utensils is produced on a potter's wheel and undersigns by engobes, mainly vegetative ornament, by technics of horning and flandring. Warm colour is created by brown, red and ochre paints.
The second group of products - modelled utensils of sculptural character with animalized subjects. The basic form is produced on a potter's wheel, plastically is processed and added to separate details.
The third group of products - fine ceramic plastic - animalized toys in the image and likeness of traditional national samples.
In assortment of Petrikivska paintings wooden turned and painted vases , plates , salad dishes , circles, sets for loose products, metal dishes , porcelain services, others are.
Everyone who respects the Ukrainian national traditions who wants to hold in remembrance Ukraine who has the refined art taste, will not do without embroideries, ceramic and painted products, the souvenirs created by talent and sincere heart of national artists of Poltava.