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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ukrainian Eggs

My small collection of Ukrainian dyed eggs, also known as pysanky, is probably my most treasured Easter decor. This craft dates back thousands of years and eventually was adopted by Christians in Eastern Europe to symbolize the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The colors and patterns all have a special meaning, but I just think they're beautiful! 

The process of making them is by drawing the design with melted wax onto the egg then placing in a dye. That procedure is repeated multiple times using progressively darker dyes and then melting the wax to reveal the intricate patterns. It takes a steady hand and much patience!  

These few eggs are my feeble attempt at this ancient craft. I think I need a bit more practice!

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  1. Wow! You made those.....The eggs are gorgeous!


  2. I love your eggs! I only have one of these from the Ukraine that was brought back to me from a friend. Thank you for sharing yours! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Your Collection is Magnificent! Years ago the Ukranian Easter Egg Artists would Host a special display & Show of this wonderful Art Form at the Bank Center I worked at. I was always enchanted by the Beauty of them and bought a kit to make some during one of the shows... but never used it and after several moves it was lost in transit. How fortunate you are to have such a great & impressive Collection of these Eggs. I couldn't help but notice that you also have a French Silver Tray very similar to one I just 'scored' last Month at an Event! I was trying to translate mine and find out more about where the Trays come from & what they were used & inscribed for?

    Easter Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian