Pysanka egg

Pysanka egg - Pysanky


A pysanka egg is a traditional Ukrainian Easter egg that is decorated using a wax-resist method. Pysanka eggs are created by applying melted beeswax to the egg's surface in intricate patterns and designs. The areas covered in wax remain uncolored when the egg is dipped into a series of dyes, creating a multicolored and intricate design. The process involves alternating between applying wax and dyeing the egg until the desired design is achieved. After the design is complete, the wax is melted off to reveal the vibrant and colorful patterns underneath. Pysanka eggs are rich in symbolism, with different colors and patterns holding specific meanings related to fertility, protection, and folklore. This traditional art form is often practiced during the Easter season and has been passed down through generations.