Vira Borys – the custodian of the ancient Hutsul craft
To draw an Easter egg is to find peace with the world
The spirit of the time
At first, Vera drew ornaments from old postcards she saw in magazines and newspapers. She says that her husband criticized her for this, because they allegedly did plagiarism, because she repeated what had already been done. However, a woman sees a different meaning in this: to draw ornaments from ancient postcards is to give a new, different life to long-created drawings. I took one line, and then invented something of my own, completely different from another. This gave the master the impetus of his own imagination. Because any pattern is somehow based on something previously seen, and therefore carries the ancient traditions of ancestors. As well as Vira`s Easter eggs . Today, Vira Borys has many young students who are eager to learn the ancient technique of Easter painting.