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Petrikovka onion art

Petrikovka onion art by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Petrikovka onion art by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar was fond of folk painting, which is called after the name of the village Petrikovka (in Ukrainian – Petrikіvka), the birthplace of the national craft. With Petrikovka folk painting were decorated nearly all objects of interior from kitchenware to textile and furniture. Once Tamara had an idea to decorate dishes of festive table (herring, salads, etc.) in a spirit of Petrikovka painting. She used an onion as the main “tool” of decorating dishes, added carrot and all edible plants. This food art is called Petrikovka onion art, or “Tsibulyana Petrikіvka” in Ukrainian.

Petrikovka onion art by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Petrikovka onion art by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Tamara Bondar worked in the newspaper “Kitchen” as a photojournalist. Once she brought to an art show her vegetable compositions as an example of decorating the dishes. She published an article “Decorate dishes with your own hands.” Readers loved it. First Tamara created the compositions of onion and greens, then started adding twigs, other vegetables, as a result – artful vegetable paintings.

Petrikovka onion art by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Petrikovka onion art by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Petrikovka onion art by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Petrikovka onion art by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Petrikovka onion art by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Petrikovka onion art by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

Vegetable painting by Ukrainian food artist Tamara Bondar

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