Motanka Workshops

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 1 – 4 PM – Register Here for this date

Thursday, November  9, 2023, 6 – 9 PM – Register Here for this date

Saturday, November 18, 2023, 1 – 4 PM – Register Here for this date

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Instructor: Maria Levkovystska / Staff

Join us to learn the ancient art of making Motanka. Suitable for participants aged 12 to 100. Children younger than 12 may participate if accompanied by an adult.   

Motanka-making is an ancient practice. Family talismans, motanky are the symbol of prosperity, goodness and hope. The first knotted dolls appeared about 5,000 years ago and represented the unity of the family and deep connection between multiple generations. Today, motanky make eco-friendly cultural gifts for a housewarming, Christmas, or other celebration!

All materials are included with the workshop cost and are supplied by the Museum. However, you’re welcome to bring your own supplies to make your motanka more personal, including fabric, embroidery thread, wool, dried herbs and wheat, ribbons, and other decorations. At the end of the workshop, you will go home with one 10-inch motanka and all the skills you need to make motankayat home.   

Fees: Members $55 (+tax) / Non-members $65 (+tax)