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State Archives of Florida
Close-up view of Easter eggs decorated by Ola Kryway - Titusville, Florida.
Series 1640, Folk Arts Apprenticeship Slides, Miscellaneous : 1992-1994 ; Box 17
Shelf number: S1640B17BJ.
Pysanky is done with a meticulous wax resist techinique in which a tool called a kystka applies melted beeswax to the egg, and a series of dye baths results in an elaborate, detailed design. The designs incorporate a variety of symbolic elements. For example, a ribbon or belt around the egg means eternity; a rooster, as the messenger of light, is a symbol of Christ; and a butterfly symbolizes resurrection.
She was mentor to Mary Martin of Titusville.
Ola Kryway of Titusville decorates Easter eggs using the centuries-old Ukrainian method known as pysanky. She has been practicing the craft for over sixty years.
Chicago Manual of Style
Stone, Robert L., 1944-. Close-up view of Easter eggs decorated by Ola Kryway - Titusville, Florida. 1994. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/108570>, accessed 5 October 2022.
Stone, Robert L., 1944-. Close-up view of Easter eggs decorated by Ola Kryway - Titusville, Florida. 1994. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/108570>
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