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The central design on this pysanka are five flowers that stand alone (are not connected to each other). This is a representation of the Tree of Life. A plant in a vase standing on its own was also a highly abstracted version of the berehynia (great goddess).
Pysanky EggsPysanky Eggs The inspiration for this Easter egg dying technique comes from Pysanky, the ancient Ukrainian folk art of wax-and-dye egg decorating. To create these designs, stick metal pins in pencil erasers, dip the pinheads in melted wax, and draw wax patterns on hard-boiled eggs before dyeing them.