The double sakvy division does not resemble saddlebags much, but is created in a manner similar to that of the sakvy division, thus the name.

The division is a not a common one, but pops up on occasion These two pysanky are from Vinnytsia oblast, ethnographic Podillia:


Note the placement of the motifs, similar to that in many Eight division pysanky; those in one half of the egg point all in the same direction, while those in the other half point in the opposite direction.

To write a pysanka with a double sakvy division, start with a basic Eight division (A). Divide each half of the up and down lines into three even sections; mark with a pencil (
). Draw circumferential lines, connecting the dots, as in (B).

A                                 B

Place four sets of dots as shown in (C). Connect them with pencil, using straight lines, so that you now have two intersecting lines on the top and bottom of the egg shifted an eighth turn (D). 

C                                 D

Next, connect the ends of these lines with straight lines (E). This will give you a double sakvy division, if you wax in the red lines (F).

E                                 F


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“Double” Saddlebags