Lateral Division

The lateral division is a simple and straightforward one, and fairly common in Ukrainian pysankarstvo.  To created this division, one simply divide the surface of the egg in half longitudinally;
this dividing line is usually converted to band of some sort.

The dividing bands can be anything from a simple line (less common), to a double line with inscriptions within or even multiple intricately ornamented bands.  You can see the range of possibilities below.

The motifs in the medallions are usually symmetric, in that both sides of the egg resemble each other quite closely. Churches and vazon motifs are quite popular, along with the classic Bukovynian “kucheri with wings.”  The latter two are both ancient Berehynia motifs.  (Crosses are also a very popular motif, and have been given their own page here.)

(Note: the numeration of these eggs, i.e. the  “Балан - №,” simply reflects the order in which they were photographed and their data recorded.  It is just my bookkeeping system.)

  Barylka Division        Lateral Band

Two-Faced Pysanky

  Barylka Division        Lateral Band

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