Vytynanky (Витина́нки) is the Ukrainian art of papercutting. I fell in love with the breathtaking creations of Daria Alyoshkina (@vytynankaalyoshkina) and wanted to try a simple design myself. You’ve already seen one in the last photo with Kurkov’s novel. I have immense respect for this kind of traditional decorative art and can only imagine the steady and strong hand it requires to create vytynanky designs that hang like curtains in front of entire windows.
Discover more of Daria’s beautiful art (Homo Faber Guide) or watch her create a vytynanky on YouTube.
I’m listening to Arsen Mirzoyan while dabbling in papercutting: