Ukrainian Easter eggs are called "pysanky," singular -"pysanka" meaning "things that are written upon." They are not painted, but rather produced by a complex wax-resistant dying process. The symbols and colors have special meaning. Designs can be very simple or extremely detailed.
Tutorial features step-by-step illustrated instructions (beginner to advanced), hints and tips, symbols and their meanings, and suppliers resource list.
Ukrainian designs on quail, chicken, duck, goose, emu and ostrich eggs. Etched and Carved Eggs. Step-by-step process for creating a pysanka. History of colors and symbols. Pysanky supplies, books, egg stands.
Gallery of eggs, instructions, explanation of colors and symbolism, and information on regional events.
Photographs of finished designs and the step-by-step waxing process.
Information on symbolism, history, an illustrated how-to guide, and photographs illustrating pysanky from various regions of the Ukraine.
Includes photograph gallery and information about techniques and traditions.
Pysanky, batik, traditional and non-traditional designs by Ginny Barkman. Includes information on historical background and technique.
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