Hutsul icon on glass [private collection of Ostap Lozynskyi]. A unique phenomenon in Ukrainian iconography of the late ХІХ th and early XX th centuries, these icons are distinctive and easily recognizable, painted on glass with a sonorous red color (hence they were also called "red").
The central place in the folk cult of the Hutsul region belongs to St. Nicholas, who was the saint the Hutsuls turned to in all their earthly troubles. St. Jur (George), the patron saint of cattle breeding, was also very important, as the success of this trade was a matter of life and death for the highlanders. Among the favorites are the Intercession, St. Catherine and Barbara, and St. Elijah.