Pysanka from Bukovina - 2004
This pysanka from Bukovina has a unique vzir.
When the color placements are varied, there can be
four different pysanky. More vzory can be made
by not writing the white lines that divide the egg
into eighths - "Thanks, Taniu, for that idea!"
In 2004, I wrote several of these. I kept the vzir
same, but wrote three different color variants.
On all of these, the "dots" in the bands are orange.
These two pysanky were written by Tania Diakiw O'Neill
for Easter 2004,
based on the image at the top of the page.
On the upper left pysanka, the colors alternate fields
in "bright red" (using a
chemical dye from the Surma shop) with "dark red" (maroon/deep-cherry/vyshneve.)
On the lower right pysanka, the colors alternate fields
in "bright red" (using a chemical
dye from the Surma shop) fields with "golden light-brown" (this is a natural onion-skin dye,
without the benefit of a preceding yellow dye-bath, and is similar to the tone of manila mailing
envelope.) In DMC thread numbers, closest is DMC 783.
On both pysanky, the lines that create the ribbons and
the dots in the ribbons are natural egg-shell white.
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