Re: [sig] pysanky and kistky
I am a Newbie, and have only posted to the board once, in my quest for a name (which was a no-go, unfortunately), but I have been lurking for months and months (which does sound rather unsavoury, doesn't it?).
This is a subject near and dear to my heart, and I am so thrilled to see someone interested in pysanky. I do it - badly, but happily. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no period info about it for you.
I am in An Tir (Lionsgate).
Amalie (mundane name - still looking for a persona)
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- Thank you all so much! I hoped I would hit "paydirt" here! Actually
you all probably have more definitive documentation than I do; when I
write articles for my pysanky newsletter, they are often "fast and
dirty" in that I don't do months of research, plus being in a rural
area I don't have access to experts, and must rely mostly on library
research. I suppose that I should try to find at least three sources
that verify a story before I accept it, but....Anyway, I think that
Sophie Knab's Polish Traditions, Customs and Folklore was my source,
or it may have been Deborah Silverman's Polish-American Folklore.
Actually, the date was a bit earlier than the 1400s, to wit: "one of
the first definite written references to Polish pisanki recounts a
miracle attributed to St. Hedwig (c. 1165-1243), the patroness of
Silesia, who was canonized in 1267. The story was recorded by the
wife of Silesian King Henryk Brodaty (1165-1238), who ruled from 1232-
1238. According to the tale, an 8-year-old boy who was unable to
walk was brought by his mother to St. Hedwig's grave. As the mother
prayed to St. Hedwig to heal him, the boy stood up, picked up a
pisanka that lay on the ground, and walked around the saint's
grave." This is from my article, but it's mainly a paraphrase of the
source. I do remember that I looked up everyone's dates, and
wondered when King Henryk's wife (or widow I probably should say)
recorded this account, and whether St. Hedwig had actually been
declared a saint yet when the event supposedly happened.
Greetings. It's great to hear that I'm not the only
person in AnTir who's passionate about eggs.
If you ever want a hand in methods to make them - I've
been doing them for years, & have routinely made them
as gifts for the royalty that have spent the time to
travel to Avacal.
Saddly I have had less & less time to spend on them,
since my mundane life has kept me really busy
--- A Irinevna <dunlopduo@...> wrote:
> I am a Newbie, and have only posted to the board
> once, in my quest for a name (which was a no-go,
> unfortunately), but I have been lurking for months
> and months (which does sound rather unsavoury,
> doesn't it?).
> This is a subject near and dear to my heart, and I
> am so thrilled to see someone interested in pysanky.
> I do it - badly, but happily. Unfortunately, I
> have absolutely no period info about it for you.
> I am in An Tir (Lionsgate).
> Amalie (mundane name - still looking for a
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
- Okay I finally updated my site with a small bit of the
Pysanki information I've collected over the years.
Hope it helps point some people in the right
> Okay I finally updated my site with a small bit of theFYI, while it doesn't help with the kistky question, my dyes site might be
> Pysanki information I've collected over the years.
> Hope it helps point some people in the right
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