The POKUTTIA Museum

Description:

Founded in 2009, the museum has the whole separate building for its collections placed in several rooms.

The first room displays a variety of everyday items from Pokuttia region. You can see there weaving equipment for processing the thread, such as a loom and spindles, together with the authentic weaving items produced in a traditional way. The other worthseeing exhibits are footwear made of straw and leather and the tools (hammers, axes, pitchforks, rakes, etc). There are also several chests having served for storing the belongings in previous times.
In the second room you can have a look at pysankas (painted eggs) and taystras (type of a folk shoulder bag); the walls are decorated with photographs of folk music bands from different periods of the local history. You can also see there laundry and ironing facilities, a collection of wooden barrels and tubs an also local pottery.
The separate exposition is 'The House of Pokuttia Villager', which presents to the public the everyday life of an ordinary citizen from Pokuttia: furniture (craddle, bed, table, bench, chest, etc), embroidered rushnyks (cloth items and towels), traditional clothing, a spindle.
The last room of the exposition is a place for traditional Pokuttia costumes, where you can see vyshyvankas (embroidered shirts), zapaskas (women's skirt-like garment), kraikas (belts), wedding headbands, kozhukhs (fur coats), etc.
Hours:
9:00-18:00, lunch break 13:00-14:00;
Saturday, Sunday — closed.
Entrance fee:
Free of charge; voluntary donations are appreciated.
Extra services:
Spinning workshops are available.
There's an annual charity event taking place in the museum — 'The Ray of Kindness', which is a form of an art auction (you can purchase there various kinds of art objects, such as paintings and pottery, from the local craftsmen) with workshops on local crafts.
Contact info:
Ivano-Frankivsk region
Horodenka town
T. Shevchenko St., 82

Tel.: +38 (067) 272-07-42
How to get there:
The museum is located not far from the town centre, nearby the architectural monument — the church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
GPS:
48.6711  25.50633  convert to dd°mm'ss"
 

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