The only Museum of Pysanka in the world 

The viable power of "pysanka" (Easter egg), its  unique beauty, the richness of  ornamental
compositions and, of course, customs and tradtions connected with it, were put into the basis
of erecting the only one in the world Museum of Pysanka in Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk region.
The architectural construction is built in the shape of an Easter egg, as an original and peculiar
advertisement of the Museum.
For us, Ukrainians, Pysanka is not only the  symbol of life, good and hope, but is also a  magic
protection of our nation, its philosophy and culture. It's almost impossible to understand it nowadays.

  "Pysankarstvo" ( the art of making Easter egg goes back
   to the ancient times and reflects the imagination of our
   ancestors about the world around. The secret of an egg - the germ of life, like the secret of the world
   tree, summons various associations. It was one of  the greatest wonders for people of all  times.
   This ancient and ever young art absorbed the artistic skills, the richness of compositions, the unique
   of color range. Among the most important and the most ancient symbols of pysanka was the Sun -
   the source of life, renewal and hope. Each region of Ukraine has its typical colors and compositions
   which make certain system of information codes used for ages.

  Today we read them as ornament and consider pysanka as the work of art. But the historical and
  moral aspects of this ancient symbol of mankind is not learned much up to nowadays.
the development of "pysankarstvo" goes on thanks to the variety of masters' styles. Their fantasy modifies the ornaments and shapes, polishing
the technique of "pysanka" painting. But the pure source from which "pysanka" was born is left aside.

The Museum of Pysanka was founded in 1987. Its aim is to return to the spiritual sources and wisdom of the Easter egg. In the museum exposition you can see "pysanka" and decorative eggs not only from all regions of Ukraine but from Poland, Czech, Romania, Pakistan, Shri Lanka, China, India, Canada, and the USA. The language of their ornaments is the language of goodness, protection and peace. 
Let's listen to it!
Let's connect our hands and hearts in a symbolic circle, in the center of which there is the most beautiful "Pysanka" of universe, whose name is the Earth.       
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October 8, 2009

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