Monkey Molfar
Native Americans have their shamans and Ukrainians have their molfars.
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Solution

I noticed the resemblance of Native American and Ukrainian ethnic patterns. And there is a connection between native religions and magic. Native Americans have their shamans and Ukrainians have their molfars. So it stands for cultural resemblance.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

I chose an orangutan, because this animal is significantly closer to people than it seems to be. Monkeys really behave like people.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

Actually you can’t find any standard monkeys in my region. But they are the closest relatives to people. So you can find a connection between us and nature through a monkey.

What story does your design tell?

While selecting ornaments, I noticed the resemblance of Native American and Ukrainian ethnic patterns. And there is a connection between native religions and magic. Native Americans have their shamans and Ukrainians have their molfars. So it stands for cultural resemblance.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

Illustration design

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I made this monkey absolutely native to the Carpathian region. There is a connection through the ethnic ornaments. Usually guys from small Carpathian villages decorated their hats with feathers.

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100% my design.

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My name is Mark Pazyniak I am 24 years old, I´m web-designer and illustration designer. I live in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. I chose an orangutan, because this animal is significantly closer to people than it seems to be. Monkeys really behave like people, they are our friends, closest relatives and connection with the nature. I noticed the resemblance of Native American and Ukrainian ethnic patterns. And there is a connection between native religions and magic.