About the AuthorPysanky by So Jeo
sojeo Scotsburn, Nova Scotia, Canada
Pysanky or Ukrainian Easter Eggs are an ancient folk art from the Ukraine. They are created on real eggshells by alternating the application of hot beeswax applied with a stylus or writing pen called a kistka and dipping in dyes of progressively darker shades. The traditional symbols and colours each have different meanings. The last step is to remove the wax with a candle flame to reveal the beautiful design hidden beneath.
Publish Date July 16, 2008
Category Fine Art
Tags Mixed Media, Ukraine, Ukrainian, Easter, Eggs, Pysanky, Pisanky, Pysanka, SoJeo, Batik, Artist, Decorative, Collectibles, art, rhea, ostrich, chicken, goose, quail, duck, shell, beeswax, dyes, kistka, contemporary, traditional.