Pysanka Ornament -- Chicken Eggshell -- Ukrainian Hand-Decorated Egg
This egg is a one of a kind, and ready to ship -
Decorated Eggs are made using the ancient method of wax resist batik method.
wax is applied to the emptied eggshell, using a small tool called a "kistka". The egg is then put into a dye bath, with the wax protecting the covered areas from subsequent color changes. This process is alternately repeated (wax/dye/wax/dye). After the full design is applied, the wax is removed (by melting it over a candle flame and wiping off) to reveal the bright colors underneath. The eggs are then coated with 2 to 4 coats of UV Protective acrylic.
About me and my shop:
Writing pysanky is a tradition that has been observed in my Ukrainian - Lemko family ever since i can remember. It is a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation of Ukrainians for well over two-thousand years. I am proud to carry on this tradition. I create pysanky with traditional patterns, but i also enjoy creating fresh interpretations and original designs (like my beach-inspired seashell patterns).
The pictures show some of the eggs I have in stock at the moment or have recently sold.
Call me about a specific egg you are interested in, or call me about a customized and/or personalized design (I can incorporate names / dates into the design). They make great gifts, especially to commemorate a special birthday, anniversary, new home, or just to give to someone special.
More designs will be posted shortly.
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Visit me online at www.PysankyByBasia.com
You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram at PysankyByBasia.
and visit my other shop on Etsy, MemoBoardsByBasia
P001 - Blue Pysanka - Blue Chicken eggshell (from aracauna chicken)