Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

There are not so many places in Ukraine today where a visit of a stranger becomes a big event for locals. Without any misgivings and doubts they let strangers enter their houses, show them the best they have, feed them until they’re full and ask them to visit them again. One such village is located in the highland Chernivtsi region inhabited by Hutsuls – Ukrainian highlanders. His name is Semen

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Locals are very hospitable.

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

The master of the house. His name is Semen. Yes, Semen.

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

His wife is a talented needlewoman.

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Semen decided to show his national costume.

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Then he started to cook food for the guests.

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

The family has many wooden structures: a dwelling house, a summer kitchen, a barn, a cowhouse and some more.

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Family’s livestock.

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

This dog likes to bite the pig’s snout, the pig does not like it at all.

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Semen’s wife.

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

They invite their guests to come in summer – the season when they have a lot of mushrooms.

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Meanwhile the dinner is ready!

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Semen has been living here for thirty years and considers himself to be a Hutsul.

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife

But it’s time to say goodbye and go home! The generous family invites us to come back some day, best of all – in summer.

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4 thoughts on “Life of Highlander Semen and His Wife”

  1. Pittoresk stillife of a normal society, and look at the chickens and what a nice needlework from the THREE BOGYATIRS: Dobrynya Nikitich, Ilya Muromets and Alyosha Popovich. RUSSIAN stllife at her best.

  2. There is a wonderful photo-essay “Domestic landscapes” by Dutch photographer showing hundreds of similar households throughout Europe. Interesting.

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