Kholm region


The Kholm (Chełm) region is currently a part of Poland.  It lies to the west of the Buh river and Volyn, south of Pidliashia, and east of the Polish region of Lublin.  The area was ethnically cleansed after WWII by the Polish government through “repatriation” to the Ukrainian SSR.  Very few ethnic Ukrainians remain in the region.

The pysanky from this region are mostly geometric, of moderate complexity. Pysanky from the Hrubeshiv region of Kholm were often floral. Backgrounds are often brown or dark red, and designs yellow and red.  The two pysanky below as the same as those on Elyjiw’s Plast stamps, and differ from Kholm pysanky from other sources. 


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