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Since 2019 the ceramic from Kosiv, in the Hutsul carpathian mountains of Ukraine, is listed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the UNSESO. They wrote: The tradition of Kosiv painted ceramics (..) arose in the 18th century, reaching its golden age in the mid-19th century. The products are made using local grey clay, watered with a white clay of creamy texture; when dried, they are painted using a metal stick scratching technique to form a graphical contour drawing. (..) The main feature of Kosiv ceramics is the figurative design of the ornament. The plot motif expresses the history, life, folklore, beliefs and customs of the Hutsuls, and surrounding flora and fauna. The ceramics are used in everyday life and have a practical and artistic value. Masters work in family workshops and small craft workshops and the practice constitutes an identity marker and sign of affiliation with the community. The Department of Art Ceramics of Kosiv College ensures the continuity of generations of masters and bearers and has a special responsibility for sustaining the tradition, preserving the traditional technological cycle (potter’s wheels, clay, tools and pottery kilns)
This jug is around 40 year sold and 23 cm high with diameter of 11 cm