Some Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)

These three images show different views of the same group of pysanky (Easter eggs).  They were written between 1969 and the mid-70's by Mary Koleski.  One can tell that these are her pysanky because she signed them with her initials (MK) and a tryzub (trident) and dated them with the year.  She was able to get such fine lines because she wrote these using a "straight pen".  This was a fountain pen, made to be dipped in an inkwell, which she got from the school department.  This type of pen would be comparable to a fine-tipped Speedball.

Mary Koleski was a parishoner of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Fall River, Massachusetts.  She passed away several years ago, but her skills as a pysanka writer are still admired.

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[ View 1 of Mary Koleski's pysanky ][ View 2 of Mary Koleski's pysanky ][ View 3 of Mary Koleski's pysanky ]

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