Original bronze articles are being produced by artistic casting method for more than five millenniums already. The artworks in foundry-iron are still relevant, as handcrafts of bronze and other metals will never go out of fashion.
Nowadays not only various statues, but Hutsul zgardas as well as bronze axes and kelefy – the sticks with beautifully made copper pikes are presented as souvenirs, and valuable gifts. The item of exact handwork is a desirable status gift, indicating the impeccable taste of its owner. Often these things subsequently become heirlooms.
People who appreciate the beauty of the products from the Hutsul craftsmen can buy items of artistic casting in the Internet store «Zgarda». There are special offers for customer ordering the unusual souvenirs. The individual wishes of buyers are taking into account.
The author of the articles is Oniskiv Orest, the widely known master in the circles of Ukrainian craftsmen of metal artwork that are called mosjazhniki and among other artists and connoisseurs of Hutsul art.
If you want a beautiful modern jewelry in traditional style, feel free to buy zgarda. It is a gorgeous necklace of coral and crosses that has been known in our country since long ago. Nowadays the protective amulet has not lost its relevance and is still in demand.
Under the home conditions the master-mosjazhnik Oniskiv Orest casts the crosses of metal. Bronze workpieces are minted and engraved, as a result master gets those ancient forms and ornaments. Zgarda is strung on the floss thread surrounded by ceramic coral beads.
On the website zgarda.com.ua you can buy these protective amulets at an affordable price. By the way, zgarda is a great gift, it miraculously combines with embroidered shirt, as well as the casual close.
Polished modern coral and cast bronze crosses are the basis of the product model «ЗБ 01-21». This jewel has come to us from antiquity. In those times it was very popular, so it had quite a high price. Now zgardas are created in the Hutsul region usually by masters who adopted the best practices form their grandfathers and great grandfathers. Small crosses are strung on a thread, alternating with red coral.
The handcraft, presented on this page of our website consists of three cast crosses and two coins, made of bronze. The manufacturing process is carried out under the home conditions by the talented master-mosjazhnik Orest Oniskiv. The works of the famous master of artistic carving are very popular in our country. He adopted his skill from his grandfather, an honourable master – Roman Strinadyuk.
The zgarda «ЗБ 01-21» is a great choice for the gift. The ado..
Handcrafts cast of bronze have been made in the Hutsul region since ancient times. But today this tradition has not been lost, and the young masters, learning the experience of their ancestors, are renowned for the high skills of artistic carving.
The bronze ax has size 90х13 сm. The handcraft is cast of bronze, minted and engraved. There are Hutsul color patterns on the bronze blade. Handle (ax) is made of a very solid beech wood. The plate on the ax is made of brass, it is minted and engraving.
The Hutsul ax appeared with the arrival of people on the slopes of the Carpathians. Its dimensions make it possible to combine the functions of the ax and a stick. Modern ax is in addition to the Hutsul folk costume and a souvenir.
We offer for the record of long-livers a bell, cast in bronze. According to legend of the inhabitants of the East a bell ring prolongs life. It cleans your soul and provides the therapeutic effect on the body by its sound. We offer to replace the Chinese bells with no less unique Hutsul bells. With this article you can try to clean the house from the negative, but what you can do for sure is to convene all housemates to the table or during a reception to welcome your gests with sweet Hutsul ring.
There is no doubt that the bell «ЗБ 01-23» is the necessary item in the house, and in addition to the functional features it has high decorative characteristics. Because the bell is made manually by masters of the Hutsul region that make cast handcrafts according to traditional technologies, so these products are of great value.
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The interior of any home will fill with new colors after purchasing of this wonderful bronze bell. In addition to the high aesthetic characteristics it has excellent functionality. You can use such thing at home or in the office. A desktop bell is a great way to call your family for dinner or call the Secretary in the office. Moreover, your guests will surely be surprised if during the reception you invite them to the table with the help of the bell.
The model «ЗБ 01-22» is an original Hutsul bell, made of bronze. The handcraft is luxuriously decorated with thematic patterns, which can be seen in the photo. Bronze is a durable, practical material, it has an attractive appearance and will serve for many years. The sound of such bell is recognizable.
In the East people say that a bell ringing prolongs years of life and it is a significant reason to think about purchasing such a ..
A national decoration «Zgarda» is an ancient amulet, it is popular and incredibly beautiful. Today, as in ancient times, the Hutsul craftsmen make zgardas under the home conditions, following the traditions of their ancestors.
The model of jewelry, presented on this page of the website, is made by the master-mosjazhnik Orest Oniskiv. Traditional metal – bronze is used during the manufacturing process. The crosses are cast of this metal. It is noticeably that every new adornment is original and unique, as it is handwork.
The zgarda model «ЗБ 01-36» consists of one cross - the pre-Christian talisman, framed by polished artificial coral in the form of large beads of red color. The beads are separated between themselves with decorative metal elements.
Zgarda is an ancient Hutsul pagan adornment, also serving to its owner as a talisman. Zgardas are witness of unique ancient traditions of the Carpathian people, they reflect the perception of the world of this proud mountain people. The mysterious word "Zgarda" is used for the name of an ancient Carpathian adornment in the form of unpaired number of crosses, which are strung on a metal wire. A large central cross was given as a present to a six-year girl, next smaller crosses were given and it was necessary them to be pair. They were located on the sides of the main cross. This jewelry-amulet symbolized the social status of its owner. The richer was the adornment of crosses, the wealthier was family and its position in society.
Bronze zgarda «ЗБ 01-05» (2,5 х2 сm) is cast of metal under the home conditions with following engraving and incusing. The form of the product ..
Today you can buy crosses of bronze inexpensively on the website zgarda.com.ua, where there is always a large range of handmade products. Zgardas, averters, crosses – everyone can find here the thing that is really needed. It will not be hard to order an amulet from the famous Hutsul master, because the catalogue of the «Zgarda» store is convenient and easy to use. Wearing of baptismal cross is an old tradition that has come to us from pre-Christian times. In those days amulets in the form of a cross, which symbolized the worship to the forces of nature, were already common.
We present you the cross of bronze «ЗБ 01-08», cast under the home conditions. It was minted and engraved, and then strung on a ceramic coral. In the photo you can see how the handcraft looks in finished form.
This version was performed by the famous master in the circles of Ukrainian craftsme..
Zgarda is a necklace of small coins and crosses, strung on wiring or strap. There are a variety of zgardas, for example, in one or several rows of crosses or coins, between which the so-called metallic «peremezhki» in the form of tubes and spirals are strung.
Adornment presented on this page consists of 11 crosses, connected to each other with small mainspring of brass. A metal buckle called «chepraga» is inserted into the handcraft. It is fixed at the angle of 90 degrees. Maltese form crosses are used. They have come to us from ancient times and are known as the first form of crosses found before the birth of Christ. Zgarda is made under the home conditions, where master performs its minting and engraving to give a desired shape.
It is the author's work of the talented master of artistic carving – Orest Oniskiv. His handcrafts of metal are very popular. He embodies in c..
In the old days bronze crosses were very popular. There were times when such crosses cost a lot of money, and not everyone could afford, as they were brought from Byzantium. The tradition of casting crosses of bronze existed in the Hutsul region. Today masters, preserving the ancient technology of baptismal crosses, continue the work of their great-grandfathers, cast bronze articles under the home conditions.
It is in this way the cross on this page is made. It has small dimensions (2х1,5 сm) and cast in bronze, then minted. Further steps of the master consist in engraving and stringing the handcraft on the ceramic coral. In the photo you can see how the handcraft looks in finished form. We note that the shape of the cross and its finishing are very ancient. Applied ornament is pre-Christian. Previously the cross with so unusual shape was given the child to the first communi..
Ancient symbolics often present in metal products, which are made by Hutsul master. It has come to us from time immemorial, when people were still worshiping to pagan gods. One of the central and main pagan symbols was a cross, symbolizing the creation of the world. A variation of the cross «svarga», which is also called «swastika» or «four legs». This symbol is found in almost all ancient cultures of the world. It is not surprising that such symbolics are also taking place in the Carpathians. It is minted on bronze casting, and then engraved.
Bronze zgarda «ЗБ 01-07» (1,5 х1сm), called «svarga», is original, you can look at it infinitely. Ceramic corals are strung on a metal wire on either side of the cross. They are very common in the Carpathian breast ornaments for women and are an integral part of zgardas. Since zgarda is the most popular amulet for girls among people of the H..
You can always buy on our website a Hutsul protective amulet-zgarda, made by hand.
A large range of metallic adornments opens the possibility to choose any zgarda you like, for example, the model «ЗБ 01-33». It was made using the method of bronze casting by the famous master Orest Oniskiv, the grandson of the renowned craftsman Roman Strinadyuk.
The product has unique forms, as it is produced manually. And, as it is known, it is impossible to repeat twice the same trait under the home conditions. So, the cast zgarda in the form of angel has minting and engraving. The adornment looks very nice. The stylish zgarda will certainly complement your look successfully, giving shine and originality.
Nowadays traditional Ukrainian adornments are becoming more popular, and among them are bead necklaces, gerdans and, of course, zgardas. We recommend you to take a look at the bronze zgarda made by hand, the authorship of which belongs to the Hutsul master-mosjazhnik Orest Oniskiv. The handcraft was cast of metal, carefully minted and engraved under the home conditions. The handmade product is unique. Master makes every detail by hand, so the bronze zgarda is different each time and its owner can be sure of the uniqueness of the purchased product. This zgarda is called «anthropomorphical». The meaning of this name in Old Slavonic language means «the cross and the human». You can buy this bronze zgarda on our website.
Bronze, silver or brass – in most cases these materials are used for manufacturing of such wonderful things as buckles, rings and, of course, zgardas. The adornment zgarda is typically Hutsul. It has religious meaning and consists of cast crosses, strung on a wiring, coins, and in some cases other elements, between which the metal spirals or tubes are placed.
The zgarda «ЗБ 01-02» consists of a cast crosses, angel, frame, solar signs, connected by a springs of brass. In total the product has 19 elements. The snap called «chepraga» is fixed at 90 degrees angle. Each element master cast by hand under the home conditions. After minting the handcraft is engraved to give it the final form. The zgarda looks very impressive, and a significant number of different elements give it a particular authenticity.
The author of the handcraft is the famous master of artistic carvi..
Hutsul cast crosses are famous all over Ukraine, as they differ with special form. They are referred to Maltese crosses. Crosses of the «Maltese type» are pagan. They have being existed since pre-Christian times and are known as one of the most ancient. Nowadays, more and more attention is paid to the authentic things, whether it's home furnishings, clothing or jewelry. That is why the crosses from the Hutsul masters are especially in demand among the customers of our website.
On this page of the site you can order a Hutsul zgarda from Maltese crosses, made by the craftsman, carefully storing his family traditions – Orest Oniskiv. Orest's grandfather, Roman Strinadyuk was the famous Ukrainian master of the art processing of metal and leather. To the present day works of Roman Strinadyuk are valuable exhibits of Ukrainian museums. Due to knowledge that is transmitted from fat..