Pysanky Egg

If I were to travel to Ukraine (in happier times), I might see an …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Egg. In particular, Pysanky Eggs, a traditional decorated egg.

Did you know that the word pysanky comes from Ukrainan word for ‘writing’ and it is believed these decorated eggs were an early form of writing, with each symbol and color having a special meaning? Pysanky eggs have been excavated that date back to the 17th century.

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2 thoughts on “Pysanky Egg

  1. I have taken a couple of half-day classes on Pysanky Egg writing. The tools are ancient and amazing drawing with a pen in melted wax, dying and adding more wax, and dying some more….like batik. Then burnishing with a candle and cloth to remove it all and see the dazzling design.

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