Ukrainian Easter Eggs and what the traditional colors mean.
The Easter and Passover holidays are coming up and I wanted to share a few traditions from around the world. A Pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg they are decorated with Ukraine Folk art designs using the resist wax method. The wax the use is bee's wax melted over a candle. You have a small cone shaped copper piece mounted on a wooden stick. I have tried this myself and enjoyed it but I really needed to practice it.
As you can see they are very beautiful when done . The beauty of the simple designs are amazing of course you do a lot of dipping in color and letting them dry but it is such a wonderful look.
Would love to find a artisan who still does this type of work and learn from them with out having to
go to the Ukraine. I did find some information about the color meaning of the eggs. 1.Red means life giving blood.2 Black other world 3. Yellow moon, sun and stars. 4. blue , Blue skies or air, good health 5.brown, earth 6. White , purity, birth , light. 7. Green, color of spring
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