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Pysanky books from the USA and Ukraine. We are always on the lookout for good books and have already helped one of our artists in Ukraine to publish her own book!

Ukrainian Folk Pysanky by Vira Manko

 Vzirtsi Ukrajinskykh Narodnykh Pysanok    (Patterns of Ukrainian Folk Pysanky) 

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ITEM # BKUP15      $18 EACH

by Lviv artist Vira Manko, 20 high quality, color, loose pages held in a high gloss folder. Pictured are 38 photographic 8 x 10.5 inch plates containing over 1400 individual Pysanka images, grouped by region.
Some design and additional information by the author (Ukrainian language). A treasure trove of design ideas! Ideal for Pysanky parties, as the separate pages can be passed around.
Published and printed in Lviv, Ukraine 2009
Pysanky Albumn Book by Iryna Vakh

 NAMALYUYU HOLOS PISNI   (I Will Paint the Voice of a Song)   HARDCOVER

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ITEM # BKUP14      $27 EACH

by Iryna Vakh, 95 color pages, (7 x 8 inch) hardcover, Ukrainian language, summary in English.
A colorful album containing several hundred detailed Pysanky images of Iryna's original designs.  An accomplished artist and teacher in Lviv with an extensive knowledge of many forms of traditional Ukrainian folk art, Iryna's background in embroidery, weaving, ceramics, and gherdany helped develop her own unique style of Pysanky.  A great source for design inspiration.
We also offer a large selection of Pysanky, which are depicted in the book,
Published and printed in Lviv, Ukraine 2011 
Pysankas
              of the Carpathians

PYSANKAS OF THE UKRAINIAN CARPATHIANS  HARDCOVER (Same exquisite book; Newly designed cover)

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ITEM # PYSKARP  $79 EACH      

 *New Shipment Just Arrived!*

By Oleksij Solomchenko, 238 pages (8 x 12 inch), hard cover, Ukrainian language.
Hundreds of designs on 113 color plates and scores of color photos from Ciscarpathia, Transcarpathia and Bukovina, including the Hutsul region.
Absolutely an amazing book!  Although the jacket cover has changed, the contents are the same. 
Printed in Ukraine 2004 
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Ukrainian Design Book 5 Hardcover

UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG DESIGN BOOK 5  HARDCOVER

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ITEM # BDES5H    $24.98    

Special 60th Year Anniversary Edition
by  Natalie Perchyshyn and Deanna Perchyshyn, 183 pages, hard cover, full color.
26 step-by-step designs, including one ostrich and two Trypillian. Suitable for any skill level.  A perfect addition to the series of how-to Pysanky books.

UKRAINIAN DESIGN BOOK 1

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ITEM # BDES1    $10 each

by Kmit, Luciow and Perchyshyn  101 pages, soft cover.
Complete step-by-step instructions for 24 pysanky. Great beginner book!

UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG DESIGN BOOK 2

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ITEM # BDES2    $10   

by Perchyshyn and Luciow,  90 pages, soft cover
Complete step-by-step instructions for 24 pysanky, and includes four color pages. 

UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG DESIGN BOOK 3 

 *Newly Reprinted with Color Diagrams!*

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TEM # BDES3    $14   

by Natalie Perchyshyn, 110 pages, soft cover.
Designs and photographs of each pysanka in color.  Good mix of simple and advanced designs, 24 in all.

UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG DESIGN BOOK 4

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 ITEM # BDES4    $14  

by Natalie Perchyshyn, 120 pages, soft cover.
Designs and photographs of each pysanka in color.  In all, 24 step-by-step designs, including three goose and three Trypillian. Great book for taking your art to the next level.  Also contains some valuable tips. 

KID'S GUIDE TO DECORATING UKRAINIAN EASTER EGGS 

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ITEM # BKID    $10.95  

by  Natalie Perchyshyn, 48 pages, spiral bound, soft cover, all in color.
Good Book for beginners of all ages. Contains systematic instructions designed to give the basic skills needed for decorating pysanky

EGGS BEAUTIFUL 

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ITEM # BEB    $21 each 

by Luciow &  Kmit, 96 pages, soft cover. 12 color pages of pysanky designs.
Great detail about the symbolism, traditions and techniques. A great reference for pysanky symbology.

OSTRICH PYSANKY  - DECORATING OSTRICH EGGS THE UKRAINIAN WAY

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ITEM # Bost    $6 each 

by Natalie Perchyshyn, 29 page pamphlet.
Contains invaluable information about shell preparation, dye treatment, containers, guidelines, and much more. Three complete designs with step-by-step instructions.
UKRAINSKA NARODNA PYSANKA (UKRAINIAN FOLK PYSANKA)

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ITEM #BKUP010   $12  

by Vira Manko, 48 pages, soft cover, Ukrainian language.
A thorough reference guide of pysanky and its symbolism from many different regions with color photos.  Also includes folk traditions and culture, legends, and Easter celebrations. 

UKRAINIAN FOLK PYSANKA   HARDCOVER

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ITEM #BKUP011   $34.95

by Vira Manko, 80 pages, hard cover, English language.
Similar to the Ukrainian language version, this book includes folk traditions and culture, legends, symbolism, and Easter celebrations surrounding the pysanka.  Includes 38 pages of color photos of pysanky from many different regions.  Also includes a very nice map of the historic ethnographic regions overlaying the present oblasts of Ukraine.

Svit u Pysankakh  (The World in Pysanky)  HARDCOVER

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ITEM #BP04   $32.95

by Taras Horodetskyi, 128 pages , 2009  hard cover (Aprox 7 x 8 inch), Ukrainian language.
Beautiful photo album displaying several hundred color photos of the works of a native Ukrainian Pysanky artist Taras Horodetyki created posthumously as a tribute. The designs are both traditional and very creative,  including several etched white on white designs. An inspirational book for both the beginner and the experienced artist.  Don't miss this chance to grab this book.

WAX DESIGNS ON A WHITE EGG   HARDCOVER

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ITEM #BKUP012   $17.50  

by Maria Ivanyshyn, 96 pages, hard cover, Ukrainian language.
This textbook includes instructions and helpful hints for writing pysanky, and includes its history, traditions, and symbolism.  Not only includes traditional designs but contemporary ones as well.  Color photos of designs throughout.

LET"S PAINT PYSANKY

NEW BOOK!LET'S PAINT PYSANKY

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ITEM # BKUP016  $4.75 ea    

SVITLYNKA, 8 x 8 inch, paperback
Pysanky Coloring Book and Stickers.Ukrainian Language
15 nicely drawn pages w/ 2 pages of cut-out peel & stick type stickers requiring scissors to cutout.  Each page includes a Pysanka to color.  Several Lemko designs. 
Published and printed in Lviv, Ukraine 2011 

How To Decorate Ukrainian Easter Eggs "Pysanky" 

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ITEM # INSC    $1 ea    

by  Luba Perchyshyn, 8 x 9.4 inch ,3 pages unfolded, 6 printed pages 
Perfect handout for Pysanky classes. Illustrated step by step diagram with some valuable tips. 

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