Pysanka Museum in Kolomyia - World’s Biggest Collection of Ukrainian Easter Eggs!
It was one lucky year in my life – 2008 - when I have visited two world largest Easter Eggs. Both in one year!
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Both two world’s largest Easter Eggs are Ukrainian – one in
, and one in Vegreville,
Canada . Both called
Pysankas – Pysanka is a name of a painted Ukrainian Easter Egg. And, as I said,
both are largest Easter Eggs in the world! Vegreville’s Pysanka is 9 meters
high, and Kolomyia’s Pysanka is 14 meters high, take a look at the pictures: Kolomyia,
The difference between both largest Easter Eggs is: if Vergeville’s one is a monument to a Ukrainian Easter Egg, Kolomyia’s one is an entrance to the
. Pysanka Museum
I was in
few times, but I never had a
chance to tell you more about this amazing place. Pysanka
has over 10 000 exhibits, which are Easter Eggs from all over the world.
Majority of exhibits, of course, is Ukrainian Easter Eggs from different areas
of Pysanka Museum and
different countries of the world, wherever Ukrainians live. Here is more info
about the Museum; I think it is time to take you to a little tour inside of
this giant Ukrainian Easter Egg :) I mean, the Museum. Pysankas, Pysankas,
Pysankas – everywhere! From different artists, of different colors and symbols,
geometrical and floral patterns: Ukraine
Here are examples of traditional Ukrainian Eggs painting – these eggs are, actually, Pysankas:
As I said, there are LOTS of them in the Museum – Easter Eggs made in traditional Ukrainian style. Kolomyia’s
has the world’s biggest
collection of them. So, if you are admirer of traditional Ukrainian Pysankas,
you will have lots to see in the Museum. Pysanka
I personally spent lots of my time, wondering around over there, but I was looking for something different, untypical and unusual – that’s what I like the most in Easter Eggs art. And I found it in the Museum! Here are not traditional Ukrainian Pysankas at all – it’s just an art, simple, pure art, and I love it!
Aren’t they cute, these two faces of girl and boy (or girlfriend and boyfriend, I don’t know :) on an Easter Eggs? I have to admit that boy’s face looks exactly like a typical West Ukrainian man’s type of face (I grew up in western
so I know it). Ukraine
Next my favorite was a straw decorated Easter Egg. Again, it is a modern trend in an Easter Eggs making:
These two that I like so much are beaded ones:
Wow! And this one is very unusual, made in beaded-appliqué technique:
Next one, with adorable baby-chick on it, combines two styles – embroidery and appliqué:
And next two… I don’t even know what they are made off, I mean, what a name of this art. But they are so beautiful!
Except an Easter Eggs, the Pysanka Museum has much more to show you, some different exhibits of Ukrainian art, like embroidery, rugs, woodwork etc. Or like these two amazing corn dolls:
Also, the Museum regularly has exhibitions of known Ukrainian artists. And if you want to buy some nice pieces of Ukrainian arts and crafts, the Museum has a little craft store for you.
Location of the
The museum is open from to daily except Monday.
is one of must-see tourist attractions of the western Pysanka Museum
and Ukrainian Carpathians. Ukraine