Ukrainian Painted Plate. Decorative ornamental painting on wood in the distinctive Ukrainian folk style. Flowers and classic brush patterns. Ukraine (Kiev): last quarter of the 20th century. Wood, concave (dish) turning, paints and lacquer. 9½" in diameter. About fine condition, 1 only.
Petrykivka painting (or simply "Petrykivka") is a traditional Ukrainian decorative-ornamental style of the 19th-21st centuries. It originated in the village of Petrykivka in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast of Ukraine, where it was traditionally used to decorate house walls and everyday household items. It continues to thrive and develop as a modern art form. Decorative painting was common in many parts of Ukraine, especially in Podillia (Ternopil) region, Kyiv region, Slobozhanshchyna, Bukovyna, but it was the most widespread in the Petrykivka village. The distinctive features of this folk art style are its flower pattern and distinctive brush techniques. It can be simple folk art or can be very elaborate.