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
Baba's Beeswax - Everything you need to make beautiful pysanky the traditional way [Richmond, B.C.]
All Things Ukrainian
Ukrainian Gift Shop
How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs (Pysanky) [Ann Morash]
Southern Arizona Folkart -- Ukrainian Easter Eggs
World's Largest Ukrainian Easter Egg in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
Deanna's Nest Egg
Georgias Pysanky Page
Kit's Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Howe Creations - Pysanky Eggs
Traditional Arts - Pysanky (Easter Eggs) [English] [Ukrainian Language, CP-1251 encoding]
Danetta's Unique Egg Art
Barbara Curington Designs: Virtual Gallery of Decorated Eggs
About Pysanky - Ukrainian Eggs and How to Make Them
Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Egg Gallery - Krista Van Laan
Hallie's Creations -- Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs
Pysanky - Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Betty Christenson - Ukrainian American Pysanky Master (National Heritage Awards)
Pysanky Showcase [Patty Wiszuk-De Angelo, NJ]
Ukrainian Easter Egg Page
Culture & Genealogy Page
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