Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pysanky: Traditional Ukrainian Patterned Eggs

Pysanky (pronounced "PIH-sahn-kih"; singular is pysanka, pronounced "PIH-sahn-kah") are Easter eggs intricately decorated using wax resist and bold colors. The Ukrainian tradition of decorating eggs has been around for many generations, and their design motifs date back to pre-Christian times. The amazing sample of colored plates below are from a book illustrated by Erast Binyashevsky in 1968. You can view even more of the plates on the Traditional Pysanky website.

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