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                    Index 1-4: General Information

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                    Index 6-9: Pysankarstvo

                    Index 10-11: My Egg Collections

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            Types of decorated Ukrainian Easter eggs

                    Krashanky

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  1.       Pysanka Supplies Links

  2.       Pysanka Books Links

  3.       Symbolism Links

  4.       Photo Links

  5.       Ukrainian Links

  6.       Museum Links

  7.       Pysanky Around the World Links

  8.       Slavic Easter Egg Links

  9.       Miscellaneous Links

            Bibliography

            Miscellany/Pysankiana

                    Coins

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                    Art

                    Vytynanky

                    Embroidery

                    Sweets

                    Big Pysanky

                    Jewelry

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                    Other

           Museum Exhibit 2013

                Exhibit Gallery

                    Volyn

                    Cherkasy region

                    Northern regions

                    Lviv and Sokal regions

                    Lemko pysanky

                    Podillian pysanky

                    Hutsul pysanky from Kosmach

                    Hutsul pysanky

                    Bukovynian pysanky

                    Boyko pysanky

                    Kursk region, Sumy and the South

                    Kyiv region

                    Cherkasy region

                    Diasporan pysanky

                    Diasporan (including brown) pysanky

                    Large Diasporan pysanky




2.  History, Traditions and Legends
           
History
               
Ancient
               
Kyivan Rus
                The Christian Era
               
Baturyn Pysanka
                Literary References
                Modern/Ethnographic
               
Soviet Era
                Diaspora (North America)
                Diaspora (Brazil)
               
Vegreville
                Independence
           
Legends
               
Pagan Legends
               
Christian Legends
               
Superstitions
           
Pysanka Traditions

                Making Pysanky

                         When were pysanky written?

                         Who wrote pysanky?

                         What preparations were made prior to writing pysanky?

                         How were pysanky written?

                         How were pysanky finished?

                         Why were pysanky written?
               
Sharing Pysanky
               
Talismanic Uses

            Oleksa Voropay

                Biographical Information

                        Biography

                        Bibliography

                        Article

                Ethnographic Writings (Translations)

                        About pysanky

                        Pysanka legends

                        Folk beliefs and talismanic uses

                        A history of egg decoration and its origins



3.  Ukrainian Easter

            Ukrainian Easter customs and traditions

            Shevchenko

            Hnizdovsky

            Easter Cards

               Vintage and Foreign Gallery

                        Vintage Ukrainian Easter Cards

                        Czech Easter Cards

                        Polish Easter cards

                Modern Ukrainian Easter Card Gallery

                        2008

                        2009

                        Easter traditions

                        More Easter traditions

                        Baskets and Flowers

                        Religious Cards

                        Pysanky

                        More Pysanky

                        Modern

            Pysanka Postcards

                Albums                          

                        Surma

                        Ukrainian Gift Shop, Part 1

                        Ukrainian Gift Shop, Part 2

                        Newer

                        Kolomyia

                Map Card


      

4.  Symbolism
       
Traditional Symbolism

                A History of Pysanka Symbols

                Geometric Symbols

                    Geometric Gallery

                        Sorokoklyn (40 triangles)

                        Rhombs and Triangles

                        Tripod

                        Spirals

                        Dots and Spots

                        Hearts

                Scevomorphic Symbols (man-made objects)

                    Scevomorphic Gallery

                        Ladders

                        Resheto

                        Baskets

                        Rakes and Combs

                        Windmills

                        Besahy

                Phytomorphic Symbols (plants)

                    Phytomorphic Gallery

                        Vazon and the Tree of Life

                        Trees

                        Leaves

                        Oak

                        Pussy Willow

                        Sosonka (Horsetail)

                        Flowers

                        Ruzha

                        Vinok

                        Wheat

                        Fruit   

                        Vegetables

                        Seeds

                Zoomorphic Symbols (animals)

                    Zoomorphic Gallery

                        Deer/Stag

                        Horses

                        Rams

                        Birds

                        Poultry

                        Fish

                        Insects

                        Reptiles

                        Frogs

                Pagan Religious Symbols

                    Pagan Gallery

                        Berehynia/Goddess

                        Zmiya/Serpent

                Christian Religious Symbols

                    Christian Gallery

                        Churches

                        Crosses

                Cosmomorphic Symbols (stars, sun and moon)

                    Cosmomorphic Gallery

                        Sun

                        Stars

                        Moon

                Meanders

                    Meander Gallery

                        Serpiginous lines

                        Waves

                        Zig-Zag

                The Symbolism of Color

            Paganism (the gods of pre-christian Ukraine)

            Brody Pysanka

                Elements of the Design

                        Alphabet (Letters)

                                Alphabet (Letters/table)

                                Alphabet (Letters/list)

                                Words: Creating motifs from letters

                        Numbers

                        Temporal Symbols

                                Days of the Week       

                                Months and Seasons

                                Phases of the Moon

                                Zodiac signs

                Encoding the Pysanka

                        Encoding the Date

                        Encoding the Message

            Trypillian Symbols

                Symbols Gallery

           






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