West Ukraine: Souvenir Shopping for a Cat Person
If you are a cat person, like I am, and you are happened to travel to the western part of
(where I am originally from, by the way), you will be impressed how many
cat-themed arts and crafts you can find at local markets and craft stores. It’s
all mostly contemporary art and craft, with traditional touch, locally made
(not imported!) and… Oh so cute!!
Whole bunch of cat-related souvenirs and art pieces you will see at Vernisazh Craft Market in Lviv (Lviv is the biggest city of western
Normally, when I get to this market, it is hard for me to pick between pottery
pictures of cats (pottery crafts is my passion!), like these ones:
Or just pottery cat figurines:
Or cat on beaded Easter Eggs:
Or glass-painted cats, like this one:
Actually, this one I bought at another big West Ukrainian craft market – at the city of
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, located in Carpathian Mountains.
But the picture is done by an artist from Lviv. Beautiful work!
Next time I go to
West Ukraine I
would like to get one of these cute soft cat-toys, little cats-pillows:
They are made and sold in Ternopil, by local crafters from Koza-Dereza. Cannot stop looking at those pillows-cats - incredible cuteness!
And here is more useful info for you about buying arts and crafts in western Ukraine.
Happy travel and happy shopping!