Pysanky from Binyashevsky’s collection that he identifies as being from Northern and Southern Bukovyna. I’ve lumped the two areas together because there are only a small number of pysanky in either group. Northern Bukovyna is part of Chernivtsi oblast; southern Bukovyna is in Romania.

The names of the pysanky are those given to them by Binyashevsky, not necessarily the “folk names” given by pysankary.  Many are simple descriptors, and he tends to use “zirky” (stars) rather than “ruzhi” (mallows), despite the latter being the more common folk designation.  This is true of other names, too.

The numbers assigned to the pysanky are based on the photo originals that I obtained, and are for my cataloging purposes only.

The last pysanka on this page had no identifying information, neither name nor provenance.  I am including it on this page because of its similarity to Bukovynian pysanky I have seen before in the pysanky of Ferenchuk.  Church motifs are most commonly seen in Hutsul and Bukovynian pysanky, and the bright colors and division are reminiscent of Bukovynian designs.

  Volyn        Pokuttia

The Lost Pysanky: Bukovyna

  Volyn        Pokuttia

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