Fruits, my collection notwithstanding, are supposed to be a fairly common motif on pysanky.  I suppose that they must not usually be the main motif, as I haven’t noticed them very often.

Round shapes were often called plums or apples .Berries are sometimes seen.  Currants and gooseberries are common; occasionally the kalyna (viburnum, guelder rose), Ukraine’s national flower and berry, is shown.  I tend to have more kalyna pysanky than average, as I have a niece by that name and try to make them for her. In modern day Podillia, strawberry motifs have become quite popular.

Grapes are the most commonly seen of all the fruits on pysanky.


Fruits and Berries

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