"When There Is Harmony in the Family...": From Hryhorii Skovoroda to Epigraphic Embroidery
This article focuses on the famous folklorized text De zghoda v rodyni, tam myr i tyshyna, shchaslyvi tam liudy, blazhenna storona ("When there is harmony in the family, peace and quiet are there, these people are happy and this land is blessed"), mainly on its genesis and connection with Hryhorii Skovoroda. At the fi rst sight, its authorship is clear and easy to identify. It seems obvious that these lines come from the play Natalka Poltavka by Ivan Kotliarevskyi, who was, in his turn, deeply infl uenced by Hryhorii Skovoroda. However, the folklorization of this verse, which is, subsequently, of great research interest, has caused numerous misattributions of the authorship. The article illustrates the folklorization of these famous lines with concrete examples of epigraphic embroideries listed on the author’s Interactive Online Index of Folklore Formulas (Epigraphic Embroidery).
Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ivan Kotliarevskyi, Natalka Poltavka, epigraphic embroidery, rushnyk, article
Brovarets T. "When There Is Harmony in the Family...": From Hryhorii Skovoroda to Epigraphic Embroidery / Tetiana Brovarets // Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal. - 2022. - № 9. - P. 188-210. - https://doi.org/10.18523/kmhj270841.2022-9.188-210