Dudchak [Dudčak]. A family of nineteenth-century folk artists who produced artistic metal wares in the village of Brustury in the Hutsul region. Lukyn Dudchak, who flourished in the late 18th and early 19th century, and his son Nykora made pipes, nutcrackers, powder horns, etc, decorated in a highly geometric style. Lukyn's grandson, Dmytro Dudchak (1865–?), employed plant motifs and other innovative decorations in his work.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]