Preserving the Fragile Art of the Egg

By and    Published May 23, 2011

MANHATTAN  – For the last 20 years, Sofika Zielyk has been making Ukrainian Easter eggs, known as “pysanky,” in her East Village studio, a craft she learned from her mother. Pysanky is an egg-decorating tradition that started during pagan times by the Hutsuls – highlanders from Western Ukraine. Zielyk’s art is on display at the Ukrainian Museum and the Embassy of the Ukraine in New York City.



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