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• The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty,

“to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with melted beeswax and a tool called a kistka.

 

• The art of the decorated eggs or the pysanka,

in the Ukraine, dates back to ancient times.

 

• Try making your own Pysanky! 

Click here for How To and some traditional designs.

UKRAINIAN EGGS

PYSANKY

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UKRAINE

THE TRADITION

THE INCREDIBLE EGG

SYMBOLS + COLOR

Ukrainian Easter egg decorating has been handed down through generations. The making of these colorful eggs (pysanky) are over 2000 years old. People decorated eggs believing that great powers were embodied in them. Eggs symbolized the coming of spring with its promise of new hope, new life and prosperity.

 

For Pysanky supplies, we recommend:  www.ukrainiangiftshop.com

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