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.
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The Art of Sofia Zielyk
Information on symbolism, history, an illustrated how-to guide, and photographs illustrating pysanky from various regions of the Ukraine.
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.
Pysanka by Adriana
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.
The Traditional Ukrainian Egg
Includes photograph gallery and information about techniques and traditions.
Ukrainian Eggs by Ginny
Pysanky, batik, traditional and non-traditional designs by Ginny Barkman. Includes information on historical background and technique.
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