Ukrainian Easter Eggs - Pysanky


This page provides links to materials about Ukrainian Easter Eggs (i.e. Pysanky) available on the Internet. There is an abundance of materials from Photo Galleries of Eggs; to shops specializing in the sale of Pysanky; to tutorials on how to create one's own Pysanky; to treatises on the historical, cultural, & religious significance of Pysanky.

Pysanky predate Christianity and have seem to originated on the present day territories of Ukraine several thousand years ago. Pysanky are generally hand made in the form of either of painted eggs or carved wooden eggs. The painting of eggs relies on a wax and dye process. Intricate designs are painted on the egg itself. Once completed, a small hole is drilled on the top and bottom of the egg and the yolk is blown out. Final process usually involveds the addition of a varnish coating on the egg.

Yaroslav Vasyl Kokodyniak

Internet Sites on Ukrainian Easter Eggs

IconBaba's Beeswax - Everything you need to make beautiful pysanky the traditional way [Richmond, B.C.]
IconAll Things Ukrainian
IconUkrainian Gift Shop
IconHow to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs (Pysanky) [Ann Morash]
IconSouthern Arizona Folkart -- Ukrainian Easter Eggs
IconWorld's Largest Ukrainian Easter Egg in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
IconDeanna's Nest Egg
IconGeorgias Pysanky Page
IconKit's Ukrainian Easter Eggs
IconHowe Creations - Pysanky Eggs
IconTraditional Arts - Pysanky (Easter Eggs) [English] [Ukrainian Language, CP-1251 encoding]
IconDanetta's Unique Egg Art
IconBarbara Curington Designs: Virtual Gallery of Decorated Eggs
IconAbout Pysanky - Ukrainian Eggs and How to Make Them
IconUkrainian Easter Eggs
IconEgg Gallery - Krista Van Laan
IconHallie's Creations -- Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs
IconPysanky - Ukrainian Easter Eggs
IconBetty Christenson - Ukrainian American Pysanky Master (National Heritage Awards)
IconPysanky Showcase [Patty Wiszuk-De Angelo, NJ]

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