The village of Petrykivka in Dnipropetrovsk region is famous for its old folk traditions and decorative painting. This kind of authentic art has deep roots. It has been known since the 18th when Zaporozhian settlers began to build huts of clay whitewashed and decorated with color clay. Petrykivka paintings with their original execution of flowers and guilder-rose cannot be confused with any other painting technique in the world. A visit to Petrykivka is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a fine present for a close friend, or an original keepsake.