Other Divisions

The pysanky in this section are of two divisions that don’t fit anywhere else.  Both divisions are more common in other regions than in Bukovyna. 

The first is a spiral division (shown left), one which is often seen in Hutsul pysanky.  It is simple in theory–a line is drawn circumferentially from the top of an egg to the bottom.  This division combines two concepts–the bezkonechnyk (never-ending line) and the zmiya (spirals are a symbol of the ancient serpent).

The other division is the “Sakvy” (saddlebag) division, one of the basic divisions described by Binyashevsky.  It is a very popular division in other regions, particularly Volyn, Kharkiv, and some regions of Podillya.

(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.)


Spirals, Saddlebags and More

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