About the Book
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Fine Art
Project Option: Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
# of Pages: 36
- Publish Date: Jul 16, 2008
- Keywords 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.
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.