Pysanky (Ukrainian egg decoration)

Pysanky is created when patterns are drawn on eggs with wax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. Pysanky artist Ola Kryway describes the process of Ukrainian egg decorating, including preparing/selecting eggs, drawing design, dyeing, and the meaning of designs.

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2 thoughts on “Pysanky (Ukrainian egg decoration)

  1. Really cool stuff. I’ll have to try this out one Easter and see how difficult it is! Looks like it makes for a great Easter egg though!

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