Pysanka Exhibit



From the guide:  The pysanky in this case are all from the Cherkasy region, Taras Shevchenko’s homeland in the heart of Ukraine, on the shores of the Dnipro River. These designs are taken from a book by Mytsyk and Fusyn, and range from very simple two-color eggs to intricate multi-colored eggs.  The motifs of choice include ruzhi (eight-pointed stars) and numerous plant motifs.  Unusually, there is quite a bit of blue used in some parts of the Cherkasy region.

(Additional pysanky from Cherkasy can be seen in Case #8.)

Can you find examples of ruzhi and plant motifs?  There are several sorokolyn (“40 triangle”) pysanky in this group. Can you spot them?  Look for unusual colors, like blue. 

The pysanky in this case were written by me, Luba Petrusha.

  Case 1: Volyn        Case 3: North

Case 2: Pysanky of the Cherkasy Region

  Case 1: Volyn        Case 3: North

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