Pysanky (Ukrainian egg decoration)

Pysanky is created when patterns are drawn on eggs with wax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. Pysanky artist Ola Kryway describes the process of Ukrainian egg decorating, including preparing/selecting eggs, drawing design, dyeing, and the meaning of designs. [audio:|titles=Ola Kryway pysanky interview|artists=State Archives of Florida] Download: MP3 More Info: Catalog Record