Bachynska, Olha

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Bachynska, Olha [Бачинська, Ольга; Bačyns'ka, Ol'ha; née Тишанська; Tyshynska], b 5 June 1875 in Suceava, Bukovyna, d 5 July 1951 in Stryi, Galicia. Community leader in the Stryi region and one of the first women active in the economic field in Galicia. She was director of the Maslosoiuz Provincial Dairy Union in Lviv in 1924–39. Bachynska was a collector of, and an expert on, the Ukrainian folk embroidery of Bukovyna and Galicia. Her collections are now in the National Museum in Lviv and the Stryi Regional Studies Museum Verkhovyna.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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