Kerry Kubilius

Ukrainain folk art painting - Petrykivka plates

Ukrainian Folk Art: Timeless Traditional Crafts

Ukrainian folk art represents thousands of years of culture, regional differences in techniques and designs, and skills perfected over generations. Bright colors, traditional patterns, and useful and beautiful objects for the home preserve Ukrainian aesthetics and heritage. Let’s delve into the colorful work of Ukrainian folk art and discover some of the most notable types. …

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A silver brooch with a red ribbon traditional Latvian dress

Brilliant Baltic Folk Art from Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia

Baltic folk art has well-established traditions in folk culture and reflects the environment and beliefs of the peoples who originally developed them—with regional differences, of course! If you love folk art, especially Northern European or Eastern European folk art, the folk art of the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia will delight you with …

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Latvian mittens knitted in various colors

Latvian Folk Art: Traditional Design for Today

When you visit Latvia, you’ll notice souvenir shops and outdoor market vendors selling elements of Latvian folk art. From crafts made as they have been for generations to versions of those crafts reinterpreted for today, Latvian folk art makes excellent gifts or memorabilia of your travel through the Baltic states. Learn about Latvian folk art …

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A statue of a knight on horseback with a castle tower

Lithuanian Historical Capital Cities

Lithuania’s capital city hasn’t always been Vilnius. Learn what you should know about Lithuanian historical capital cities and what events led them to become so important over the centuries. Kernave—Lithuania’s First Capital City Kernave is a hilly site in southeastern Lithuania. Thousands of years of use by tribes made it an unsurprising choice as Lithuania’s …

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