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Turned vase with a moulded leg and a flat disk foot; neck is flared. Sides of foot, body, and lip are decorated with inlaid shell, beads, and metal with surrounding painted decoration. Foot has an alternating pattern of a bead with circles around it and a diamond-shaped shell with black paint around it with a circular metal inlay in each corner. Body has bottom band of inlaid white beads with black circles around them, a second band similar to the one around the foot and a wide central band of alternating floral designs. The two bands above the central band are the same as those below. Band around lip is of repeating circular decorations with central inlaid beads. There are incised bands of decoration on top of foot and bottom and top of foot. Vase is lacquered over exterior and inside of neck.


The Hutsul region (also spelled 'Hutzul' and 'Huzul') of Ukraine, or "Hutsulschyna," is located in the southeast Ukrainian Carpathians to the southwest of Ivano-Frankivsk (oblast center) and Kolomyia, the main access points. The Hutsuls are a ethno-cultural group with a distinct self-identity. The moved into the Carpathian highlands between the 14th and 18th centuries. Because of their isolation in the mountains and resistance to change they were able to preserve their traditional way of life, based on cattle and sheep herding and craftsmanship, despite falling under the rule of many different governments.

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